David Beckham claims World Cup will be platform for progress and tolerance | David Beckham

David Beckham is facing further criticism for his role as an ambassador for Qatar after claiming the World Cup would be a platform for progress, inclusivity and tolerance.

Beckham, who is reported to be receiving £150m from the Qataris, offered his upbeat assessment in a video message played to guests at the Supreme Committee’s “Generation Amazing” youth festival in Doha, where he also told guests that “today is your day to dream”.

The issue of workers’ and LGBTQ+ rights continues to be a theme in the buildup to this World Cup, along with questions over how much Qatar has…

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