Regardless of whether you are a football fan or not, you’ll definitely now what’s happening right now. Yup, FIFA World Cup 2022 is currently taking place in Qatar! Fans from all over the world have been gearing up for the much-anticipated tournament, with many even willing to fly to Qatar to watch the game live.
Like so many others, local artist Geraldine Gan (顏慧萍) is one of those avid football fans. As such, it was no surprise to discover the singer had flown to Qatar for the World Cup. However, as it turns out, Geraldine didn’t just get to watch the game. She got to meet legendary football player David Beckham!
Yesterday (22nd November), Geraldine was excitedly documenting her time in Qatar, leading up to the game. She was plenty excited when the opening ceremony started. But, her excitement skyrocketed the second she realised who was sitting nearby in the VIP section. That’s right, it was none other than David Beckham himself.
The football star had apparently been attending the game and was seated two boxes away from Geraldine. Still, it was close enough to make her happy. To her surprise, David Beckham soon realised he had a fan. Needless to say, her excitement went into overload when the football legend actually smiled and waved at her.
We’re sure that would have been enough for Geraldine. However, luckily for her, she got to meet David Bekcham in person afterwards. In fact, she even managed to get a lovely selfie with the football star! “With the real and legendary David Beckham,” the singer gushed via her socials. “He is so friendly and nice.”
Geraldine later shared that the meeting had left her star struck. “My hands were trembling and my heart (was beating) so fast,” she said. “It was unexpected, but very rewarding.” The singer wasn’t the only one amazed by the lucky encounter. Many fans and friends later took to her socials to express their envy.
Fellow local artist Ribbon Ooi (黄若熙) was quick to cry, “I hate you!” Singer Justin Ng (吴宗翰) told Geraldine, “If I were you, I would hug him directly. He’s so handsome.” TV host and content creator Danny Koo aka (Ah Boy) also said, “You win! Legend.” Many fans and friends echoed their sentiments, with some commenting on how lucky Geraldine was while others aired their jealousy.
Well, it seems the Denmark-Tunisia game that day had more than one winner! We’re certain Geraldine will treasure that meeting for years to come. And, we hope she gets to meet more of her football idols soon too!