David Beckham nets colossal seven-figure payday by fronting Qatar World Cup ads

David Beckham has landed another multi-million pound pay day ahead of the World Cup in Qatar later this year by fronting a bumper advertising campaign.

The campaign, which is set to feature in print and on television, will be alongside NFL icon Peyton Manning for American tortilla chip brand Doritos.

The 47-year-old former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England midfielder is said to have filmed scenes in the UK this week, in which he jokes about he differences between the two types of football.

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The Sun report that Beckham is pocketing a seven-figure sum for the campaign that will run during the biggest tournament in world football from November into December this winter.

Beckham has faced criticism for his involvement as the face of the Qatar games due to their restrictive laws on women's rights and homosexuality being illegal and punishable with prison.

Beckham's spokesperson has said: "David has been visiting Qatar regularly for over a decade. He’s always talked about the power of football as a force for good."

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The Football Association announced this week that Harry Kane and a selection of other international captains plan to wear an anti-discrimination armband in Qatar.

The One Love campaign was initially used by the Netherlands to promote inclusion – and they have been joined by Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, England and Wales.

Having posed with the multi-coloured armband, Kane said: "As captains we may all be competing against each other on the pitch, but we stand together against forms of discrimination.

"This is even more relevant at a time when division is common in society.

"Wearing the armband together on behalf of our teams will send a clear message when the world is watching."

With the tournament running from November 20 until December 18, England will take on Iran, the United States and Wales in Group B.


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