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Beckham to join Qatari Olympic football squad


Beckham to join Qatari Olympic football squad

Former England captain nationalised for Gulf state following Team GB exclusion

DOHA: David Beckham may have been controversially excluded from Team GB’s Olympic football squad, but the veteran midfielder might still get an opportunity for gold in London.

Within hours of the announcement of Beckham’s omission from the British team, the former Manchester United, Read Madrid and current LA Milky Way star was rushed through a new nationalisation scheme in the Qatari Embassy and is now set to captain the Gulf state’s team in this summer’s competition.

“This is a great challenge for me,” Beckham told reporters at a press conference last night. “Qatar has been close to my heart for a long time, mainly as a main transit hub from Europe to the Far East ever since major club sides started playing ridiculous pre-season tours in China, or Thailand, or somewhere else where it’s hot and full of people.”

Beckham said that he was looking forward to joining his fellow nationals in the Qatar team. “It’s going to be an honour to train and play alongside such Qatari greats as Andriy Shevchenko and Didier Drogba,” he added.



  1. Drew Robichaud

    June 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    David Beckham you need to be ashamed of yourself. You’re an English born player, and to pick up citizenship in a Country just so you can play for gold, crosses the lines to why these games are held. If you aren’t on the GB squad it’s because you where not selected, for the love of the game I can understand your position if that was real reason but you know it’s not the real reason. You can’t play football for the rest of your life, and hanging up your boots on the international side is something every player goes through. You are a star and the Beckham name will always be considered one of the all time greats. Sinking this low to join a Country like Qatar is just shameful. It turns this great event into a farce and promoting this type of behavior ruins why the games are put on. I was a huge fan of yours because of your good will, and ambassadorship to the game but after reading this article you are sending a message to all the younger footballers, just go switch countries if you want to play. You are taking great honor out of the selection process. Do you remember when you were selected to the GB Team, how great of honor it was? You are distorting the event. This isn’t about football it’s about a transaction… Shame on you!

  2. MYogi

    June 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    It is a proud moment for the Arab people, and we welcome Victoria Beckham to the family. The Beckhams shall model the youth to roll like they do. This historic event is testament to Qatari insight, which financed this incredible transition.

    Qatar is now legit contender for gold. THe next step now is to surround David with talent, and the word in the malls and shisha shops is that a Brazilian midfielder, an Argentinian winger, a Cameroonian defender, a German who plays football and a referee are being added to the squad as soon as immigration papers are processed and former passports annihilated.

  3. Alphonse Barsha

    June 30, 2012 at 5:24 am

    There’s only one winner here – football. And Al Thani Face Wax WLL, who financed the Beckham deal. And Drew Robichaud, who wins the internet.

  4. Elham

    June 30, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Seriously what is wrong with these comments?. Don’t you people know that this is a SATIRE newspaper so everything written is tongue in cheek?? MEANING IT IS NOT TRUE!! Good God, irony is totally lost on some people! The comments are sometimes more hilarious than then article because readers get themselves so worked up! LOL!

  5. Mustafa Weewee

    June 30, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Many a true word spoken in jest!
    Drew, you just don’t get satire do you? :o(

  6. MYogi

    June 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

    What do you mean that the story is NOT true? This, what you call ‘satire’ is a typical Western conspiracy against the Arab world (probably a Zionist one) to rob us of the Becks and rob Qatar of the medals that it has handsomely been paying for..
    We must stand united in support of Qatar fans in such hard times- not only they had a chance to recognize a member of the team, but now, they’ll have to settle for their Swahili, Spanish, French and Portuguese- speaking nationals.

  7. carol

    August 30, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I’m shocked to hear that the Beckham story isn’t true. I’ve been a keen follower of Pan Arabia Enquirer for some time now. I hope everything else is true. I’ve been posting lots of stuff on FB as breaking news. And I’ve ordered a set of Ahma-Jim-Jams. Will PAE reimburse me? Someone has taken the payment from my credit card.

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