2022 World Cup: Infantino hails Qatar’s progress on human rights

Fifa President Gianni Infantino spoke on Tuesday in support of UEFA over the Super League project. The Italian took the opportunity to reiterate his support for Qatar, organizer of the 2022 World Cup. He praised the progress of the oil country in terms of human rights.

The speech of Gianni Infantino, president of Fifa, was expected Tuesday on the sidelines of the UEFA congress. The Italian first gave his support to the European football body, now at war with the 12 rebellious clubs wanting to create their own closed league, the Super League.

“The 2022 World Cup will be the most beautiful in history”

Gianni Infantino also spoke about the next World Cup, which will take place in Qatar in 2022 (November 21-December 18). “Qatar has improved a lot in terms of human rights. The 2022 World Cup will be the most beautiful in history,” he said.

End of February on Guardian had published an investigation into the death of workers from India, Pakistan, Nepal or Bangladesh in Qatar since 2010 and the award of the World Cup, especially on construction sites. Revelations that logically aroused turmoil and indignation all over the world. Some nations, like Norway, have raised the possibility of a boycott. The Scandinavian country has finally announced that it will vote in June.

A boycott of the competition seems unlikely but in the meantime, various actions have been observed on the grounds. Before their match against Gibraltar at the end of March, the Norwegians wore T-shirts calling for respect for human rights. The Germans followed suit the next day with special T-shirts to form the words “Human Rights”.

Another symbolic gesture on the part of the Dutch who sported the slogan “football supports change”. “Qatar is the place where we would like to become world champions. But not without looking outside the box. That is why we are using our football for change. Together”, at the same time developed a statement from the federation. Dutch.

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