Despite growing uncertainty regarding hosting rights, David Beckham believes the 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar.
Fifa, the hosting body is under investigations of corruption in recent months.
Beckham said: “Whether it’s corrupt or not, those countries have been chosen. People need to get behind that.”
“It’s about bringing football to new countries. They should stick with it. They’ll make it work.”
In June a leading Fifa official said Russia and Qatar could lose the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if evidence emerges of bribery.
Russia and Qatar have denied wrongdoing in their bidding processes and the official, Domenico Scala, said he had not seen evidence of corruption.
When asked whether football’s governing body will truly reform, the 40-year-old former England captain said: “No – they are just hitting the bend.”
“It’s such a mess that it’s going to take a while to sort out.”
“For me to see the game, the way it’s been treated and looked after, is devastating. It’s disgusting.”
Last week, Fifa plunged further into crisis when US authorities investigating corruption at the sport’s governing body charged 16 officials.