David Beckham wants support for Qatar World Cup

David Beckham has urged everyone to get behind the 2022 Qatar World Cup, whether or not there was corruption involved.

David Beckham has urged everyone to get behind the Qatar World Cup. Credit: PA

The Man United legend branded Fifa's scandals "disgusting" but believes the 2018 and 2022 World Cups should not be moved.

Football's world governing body has been in crisis since May when 14 executives were indicted as part an FBI investigation into corruption and last week 16 more officials were charged by US authorities.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa president Michel Platini are each serving a 90-day suspension while a Swiss criminal investigation into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar was launched earlier this year.

Speaking in the Radio Times Christmas edition, Beckham, who was part of the FA delegation aiming to win the 2018 bid, said:

Whether it's corrupt or not, those countries have been chosen. People need to get behind that.

It's about bringing football to new countries. They should stick with it. They'll make it work.

– David Beckham speaking to the Radio Times