FIFA World Cup: Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo starred on Thursday in a new global campaign by Qatar Tourism titled “No Football. No…
FIFA World Cup: Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo starred Thursday in a new global campaign by Qatar Tourism titled “No Football. No problems.” The iconic sportsman associated with Qatar Tourism amid all the controversies resurfacing ahead of the FIFA World Cup, which range from human rights violations to the criminalization of same-sex relationships in the country. Watch FIFA World Cup LIVE Streaming Free on Jio CINEMAS & FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony LIVE updates with Akashera.IN
However, the Pirlo-starred ad showcases the world-class facilities Qatar will offer as it hosts the biggest football extravaganza and beyond. In the ad, the Italian promotes Qatar by sandboarding down the desert dunes of the Indian Ocean and soaking up the culture at the Museum of Islamic Art to kitesurfing at the country’s new resort, Fuwairit Kite Beach.
“I think the people here are very friendly who always welcome the tourists with open arms and I’m sure they (tourists) will love Qatar and will feel at home,” Pirlo said.
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The former Juventus star emphasized that Qatar will always be special to him and the country’s citizens are ready to welcome the world with open arms.
“I really enjoyed exploring Qatar. It is a beautiful country with beautiful people and has so much to offer. Whether you’re a sports fan or not, you can enjoy Qatar and experience adventure, culture and exciting activities – I’ve been many times before and I can’t wait to visit again,” said Pirlo.
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Incidentally, the promotion to Qatar from the football legend comes a few days after a Danish journalist Rasmus Tantholdt from the TV2 channel was interrupted by Qatari officials who threatened to break their camera equipment. Qatar World Cup organizers later apologized for the offense.
“After inspection of the crew’s valid tournament accreditation and filming permit, an apology was issued to the broadcaster by security on site before the crew resumed their activity,” organizers said.
Furthermore, English football icon David Beckham has been massively criticized for donning the hat as an ambassador to Qatar ahead of the FIFA World Cup.