Matthew, Beckham and Co. before the World Cup in Qatar: happy ambassadors! - Sports

Former football greats like Lothar Matthäus and David Beckham are drumming up for the controversial World Cup in Qatar. Who pays them remains nebulous. The only thing that is certain is that no critical word comes from her lips.


Thomas Kistner

Less than nine weeks until the opening game of the next World Cup: In Qatar the most controversial football event for decades awaits. Criticism comes from all directions, but the emirate erects protective wall after protective wall - now one made up of global football greats! You are now drumming as so-called "World Cup ambassadors" for the country on the Gulf. Brazilian Cafú, Cameroonian Samuel Eto'o, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández, Dutchman Ronald de Boer, Australian Tim Cahill. The German Lothar Matthäus is also on board, although it is not exactly clear how. And the most coveted of all football poster boys for a long time: David Beckham.

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