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David Beckham signs with the Posts of Qatar

David Beckham signs with the Posts of Qatar

David Beckham signs with the ‘Posts of Qatar’.

The ex England captain has teamed up with Qatar Tourism to take part in a goal shaped art installation - which is made up of 10 pieces - across some of Qatar’s most scenic vistas to mark their hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.

Eight of the ten works have been created by artists from countries who have won the competition before, such the English’s artist Hugo Dalton, whose piece ‘"Sailing Forms’ - which is found at Lusail City Marina - was inspired by a “a sunset cruise” in the capital city.

He said: "It was when I took a sunset cruise of Doha on a traditional dhow boat that the concept for my goalpost came to life for me: Qatar and England are two countries linked by our seafaring past and an enduring love of water. I'm so pleased we could find the perfect seafront setting for the post and I was honoured to create a design that's full of symbolism and meaning."

Other World Cup winning countries represented in the project include Spain, Italy, France, Brazil and Argentina. All the pieces have a QR code that spectators can scan for information.

His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways Group CEO said: "As we prepare to welcome millions of visitors to Qatar over the next two months, we believe in showcasing our national landmarks through the distinctive creations of local and international artists. We encourage all visitors coming for the football to take advantage of their time here by exploring the country and experiencing Qatar's culture first-hand."

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