Friday 17 December 2021, 11:00

Superstars and inspirational Al-Muftah wow volunteers

  • David Beckham and Yaya Toure among the stars at an activation to thank FIFA Arab Cup volunteers

  • Aspiring Paralympian Ghanim Al-Muftah was also present for the uplifting event

  • Skills sessions were followed by questions to the ambassadors and the placing of hand prints on a heart canvas

Volunteers at the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 received a special treat on the eve of the final as some global superstars joined them for some fun and football at the Al Ersal Training Site in Doha.

David Beckham, Yaya Toure, Nadia Nadim and Mehdi Mahdavikia were accompanied by Wessam Quotob, a Palestinian Instagram star, and Ghanim Al-Muftah, one of Qatar's most beloved – and inspirational – sons.

Despite being born with Caudal Regression Syndrome, an extremely rare disorder that impairs the development of the lower spine, Al-Muftah has become a successful entrepreneur and a passionate participant in a variety of sports, from swimming through scuba diving and mountain climbing to, of course, football.

Check out some of the wonderful scenes from this event, arranged to thank pioneers and volunteers for their contribution to the FIFA Arab Cup, as the star guests took part in skills sessions and a Q&A before all present added their hand prints to a volunteer logo heart canvas.