Fifa World Cup 2022: FIFA president’s explosive outburst threatens to overshadow the start of the World Cup.
After 12 years of concerns and protests over the Fifa World Cup 2022 location in Qatar, it begins on Sunday. Even though the first game’s opening kickoff is still a few hours away, off-the-field issues continue to take centre stage.
In a ferocious hour-long rant, FIFA President Gianni Infantino launched an astonishing attack against Western opponents of the contentious tournament that is still making headlines today. It was called “crass” and a “insult” to migrant workers by human rights organisations.
In Doha, Qatar, on Saturday, Infantino, the head of world soccer’s governing body, gathered hundreds of journalists and opened the news conference with a nearly hour-long statement in which he accused Western critics of hypocrisy and racism.Critiques of Qatar’s human rights record, he remarked, “We are taught many lessons from Europeans, from the Western world.
These men worked on the Fifa World Cup 2022 in Qatar. They are currently battling for survival.
“Before beginning to impart moral teachings, we Europeans should be making amends for the next 3,000 years for what we have been doing for the past 3,000 years.”
As the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East, this event will go down in history. However, it is also rife with controversy, with much of the lead-up focusing on issues related to human rights, including the deaths of migrant workers and the conditions many of them endured in Qatar, as well as LGBTQ and women’s rights.