sport news David Beckham heads to Qatar to greet Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe trends now

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sport news David Beckham heads to Qatar to greet Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe trends now

sport news David Beckham heads to Qatar to greet Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe trends now

David Beckham has headed over to Doha to meet with the Paris Saint-Germain squad, who are in Qatar for a tour.

It marks the latest instalment in Beckham's controversial £10million ambassadorial role with the Gulf state, which he has been criticised for due to the fact homosexuality is banned and women's rights are severely restricted there.

'Always good to catch up with the @PSG family,' Beckham wrote alongside pictures of himself greeting Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos.

PSG are owned by Qatar Sports Investments, who have had control of the French giants since 2011 and made them one of the richest clubs in the world. 

Beckham's ambassadorial role will see him promote the 2022 World Cup in the country, which begins this November.

The 47-year-old has made several previous appearances at other events in Qatar, with the most notable of which arguably being at the Qatar Grand Prix last November.

David Beckham has met up with Kylian Mbappe and the PSG squad on a trip to Qatar

David Beckham has met up with Kylian Mbappe and the PSG squad on a trip to Qatar

Beckham also greeted Lionel Messi as part of his trip to the Gulf State, who are paying him £10m as part of an ambassadorial role

Beckham also greeted Lionel Messi as part of his trip to the Gulf State, who are paying him £10m as part of an ambassadorial role

Neymar takes a selfie with Beckham, whose role with Qatar has fallen under scrutiny

Neymar takes a selfie with Beckham, whose role with Qatar has fallen under scrutiny

He shared a picture on his Instagram shaking hands with Lewis Hamilton, who won last season's race, with the caption: 'Congratulations on your win champ'.

Beckham played for PSG in 2013 after signing a short-term deal, making 10 appearances. He announced that he would retire that year but played enough games to claim a French League winners' medal.

But it's Beckham's role in promoting the World Cup that will inevitably see him fall under greater scrutiny in the coming months. 

Human rights groups believe over 6,500 migrant workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have died on building sites for new World Cup stadia in Qatar since it won the right to host the World Cup in 2011. 

England manager Gareth Southgate has held discussions with his squad back in March over the ongoing challenges in Qatar and opening a dialogue on how England could show their opposition.

It prompted Qatar 2022 chief

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