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Romeo Beckham joins Brentford’s B team on loan from Inter Miami
Romeo Beckham, the son of the former England captain David Beckham, will spend the rest of this season with Brentford’s development squad

PA Media and Guardian sport

06, Jan, 2023 @7:48 PM

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Qatar 2022: Shifting sands where the real and almost-real collide
Fifa have rolled out the ersatz green carpet for the parody World Cup featuring goal actualisations and constant posing

Barney Ronay | Photographs by Tom Jenkins

18, Dec, 2022 @7:30 AM

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David Beckham makes first statement on his Qatar World Cup involvement
Former England captain, whose role as ambassador was criticised by LGBTQ+ community, said he believes sport is ‘force for good’

Edward Helmore in New York

17, Dec, 2022 @4:41 PM

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David Beckham and a Manchester United bid – what could go wrong? | Marina Hyde
There is no more elegant pivot than moaning about the World Cup in Qatar to begging a Gulf state to come and buy your club

Marina Hyde

25, Nov, 2022 @3:47 PM

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Joe Lycett appears to shred £10,000 in protest at David Beckham
Comedian tweets video of stunt after his deadline for former footballer to pull out of ambassador role passes

Emily Dugan

20, Nov, 2022 @5:33 PM

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‘World is watching’ Qatar, warns Peter Tatchell at London embassy protest
LGBTQ+ activists call on fans to boycott games or use social media to highlight human rights abuses

Harry Taylor

19, Nov, 2022 @5:15 PM

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Beer ban, Beckham and a vagina stadium: a World Cup in inglorious technicolor | Marina Hyde
In some ways it’s a shame not to be in Qatar to see how this all pans out … in others, not so much

Marina Hyde

18, Nov, 2022 @4:03 PM

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‘A gay icon no more’: will David Beckham’s Qatar role kill his brand?
The man once called ‘Golden Balls’ has put his enduring appeal to the test in becoming the face of a controversial World Cup

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

18, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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David Beckham claims World Cup will be platform for progress and tolerance
David Beckham, who is reportedly being paid £150m by the Qataris, is facing further criticism for claiming the World Cup will be a platform for progress

Sean Ingle in Doha

17, Nov, 2022 @6:44 PM

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‘They are buying something’: the cash, gifts and arms cementing the Qatari-UK relationship
The gas-rich state’s influence in Britain reaches to the heart of government, and has been cultivated over decades

Rob Davies and Joseph Smith

17, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Joe Lycett should donate £10,000, not shred it | Brief letters
Brief letters: Money better spent | Recipes for protest | A fragile ecosystem | World Cup coverage

14, Nov, 2022 @5:47 PM

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Joe Lycett to shred £10,000 if David Beckham promotes World Cup in Qatar
Comedian says that if footballer does not cut ties with event his ‘status as a gay icon will be shredded’ along with the cash

Robyn Vinter

13, Nov, 2022 @5:29 PM

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