The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has selected Qatari football player Almoez Ali as a national ambassador for the organisation from Qatar to support football as a global heritage of humanity.
The organisation chose Ali for his distinguished performance and great popularity in Qatar, the Gulf and Asia. The 2019 AFC Asian Cup top scorer is a role model for young people who desire to achieve success.
Almoez Ali with Arsene Wenger
The signing ceremony for the appointment of Ali as ambassador to Unesco took place in Doha in the presence of renowned former football manager Arsene Wenger, who is one of the organisation's ambassadors, and Princess Rani-Vanouska Modely, the ambassador delegate for the candidacy of football world heritage of humanity.
Ali played a key part in Qatar's victory in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after scoring nine goals and winning the player of the tournament award.
On his part, Ali said in a tweet that it "was an honour to sign the pledge" with Princess Modely to support the candidacy of football as a world heritage for humanity on the Unesco list.