David Beckham poses for selfies with fans in Qatar

STORY: Beckham, who played for Manchester United and Real Madrid, is an ambassador for the tournament and is working for Qatar, which has been criticized for its treatment of foreign workers, LGBTQ+ rights and restrictive social laws.

Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and the country's organizers of the World Cup have warned visitors against public displays of affection but say that everyone, no matter their sexual orientation or background, is welcome at the event.