World Cup winner Cafu unveiled as 2022 Qatar ambassador

Brazil’s 2002 FIFA World Cup triumphing-captain Cafu joins Qatar’s journey on the street to 2022…
The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar have roped in Brazil’s 2002 World Cup prevailing captain Cafu as an ambassador for the 2022 occasion.

Marcos Evangelista de Morais, popularly called Cafu, become unveiled in his homeland of São Paulo, in a ceremony hosted by using SC Secretary General, Hassan Al Thawadi. The 49-yr-vintage formally joined Xavi Hernández, Samuel Eto’o, and Mohammed Saadon Al Kuwari as a legitimate SC Ambassador.

The SC is the corporation accountable for delivering event infrastructure for the FIFA World Cup 2022. The ambassador program works alongside some of the game’s most iconic stars to assist deliver and promote the numerous legacy programs and infrastructure initiatives associated with the Arab world’s first FIFA World Cup.

Cafu is one of the 5 mythical Brazilian men to have lifted the most prestigious trophy in international soccer as captain. His Brazil aspect won the World Cup very the last 2-zero over Germany in Japan in 2002. Before placing up his boots in 2008, he collected 148 caps for Brazil – a countrywide file.

“It is an honor and a privilege to formally grow to be a part of the crew helping to deliver the World Cup in Qatar. The World Cup has played a dominant function in my life, some may additionally say even from birth.

“As many knows, I turned into born all through the well-known 1970 World Cup recreation between Brazil and England, so that you may want to say it would be my destiny to have a lifelong affiliation with the game. From desires of playing as a small child to get the chance to represent my state, to the remaining honor – prevailing the World Cup – it has constantly been my ardor,” said the previous defender.

He continued, “During my time as a participant – and considering than in retirement – I have also witnessed the sport’s specific electricity to educate, encourage and provide retailers for underprivileged humans, irrespective of in which you’re from in the world.

“Through its legacy programs, along with the Josoor Institute, Generation Amazing and Challenge 22, I even have witnessed the SC’s commitment to making sure Qatar’s World Cup appears past the 28 days of football to inspire and help human beings a ways away and for generations to return. It is for those motives that I did now not hesitate to join the business enterprise and help it retain to deliver its paintings.”

Cafu will work closely with the Josoor Institute to help supply its groundbreaking academic and vocational publications and qualifications to the subsequent era of sports and occasions specialists. Josoor Institute changed into launched in December 2013 with the cause of constructing the competencies of the sports activities and occasions industries in Qatar and the MENA vicinity thru education, education, professional certification, consultancy, and studies.

Education thru sport is a topic close to Cafu’s heart. He has played an active function in helping to supply instructional and vocational guides to underprivileged children in Jardim Irene, the place of São Paulo wherein he grew up.

“There is a remarkable deal of parallels among this and the work that the SC is doing, via Josoor and also different programs which include Generation Amazing. So to combine this sort of paintings with the following World Cup in Qatar, and the work I actually have carried out within the beyond, it truly does feel a really perfect suit for me,” stated Cafu.

Hassan Al Thawadi welcomed the appointment of Cafu in the role. He stated, “We are overjoyed to welcome Cafu to our group. His legendary repute and the legacy he leaves in the back of from his on-area activities are clean for all to see. But what’s equally mind-blowing to us is the work, commitment, and determination he has shown in the direction of the use of his profile to supply actual hope and opportunity to the underprivileged.

“That he joins us with a commitment to supporting make sure that the next generation receives the opportunities and avenues to prevail – whether or not it’s on or off the pitch – makes him a super fit for our organization. I look forward to running along with him as much as and past Qatar 2022.”