Lionel Messi continues to stamp his mark as one of the absolute best players in the history of the sport after picking up his 5thBallon d’Or which is more than any other footballer ever. The Argentine attacker has recently been named as the first Global Ambassador for Dubai’s World Expo as he continues making history even beyond the pitch.
“Lionel Messi’s performances on the football pitch bring people together, and as a result his influence reaches far beyond it. He is the ideal person to be our first global ambassador. He overcame youthful health challenges to achieve his dreams of international excellence through hard work; making him an inspiration. He is perfectly placed to reach out to young people around the world, bringing them together to join us as we work towards hosting our World Expo in 2020’’ The Director General of Expo 2020 said as he told his reasons of why Messi was selected as an ambassador.
More Global Ambassadors will be announced within the approaching years and months; this selection is going to range from renowned figures in the world of: music, arts, culture, business, economics, education, philanthropy, design, architecture, science & technology. A few more categories could be added to this list in the near future.
The roles that these Ambassadors will have includes: travelling around the world and talk with stakeholders in an attempt to explore connections between their work and that of the Expo 2020.
One of the main objectives of the Expo 2020 is to help unite hundreds of countries and millions of people and celebrate human ingenuity. One of the methods that is being utilized and planned of accomplishing this task is by luring world renowned figures from a variety of areas. Paris was ratified to be the next host of the upcoming event