For months, the criticism of the World Cup allocation to Qatar is great, human rights organizations collect clear allegations against the organizer of the winter tournament, not least due to the conditions for numerous guest workers used in the construction of the stadiums. Most recently, there are also concerns in national associations, clear criteria for the future award of the World Cup were demanded.
All of this, despite the FIFA President Infantino succeeds euphoric on the tournament, which takes place from 21 November to 18 December in Qatar: “It’s just the best world championship of history, the biggest show in the world,” said the 52-year-old at the 72. FIFA Congress, which goes over the stage in Doha (Qatar). The tournament also features “at the best time” of the season. “Players do not travel at the end of a tiring, a busy season. They are at the height of their shape, their fitness.”
The Swiss also handed a jersey point 22 to Katars Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa am Abdulaziz Al Thani and said it with “my brother”.
Infantino, in the sake of his speech, defended the World Cup grant in 2018 to Russia. While he expressed himself, after he had avoided a clear positioning to Ukraine war, worried about the war detected by Russia in Eastern Europe. The World Cup four years ago, which he had already contributed as FIFA President, but had been “a great success”, “athletic as cultural”, so Infantino: “But obviously she did not solve the problems of the world, she does not even have it The problems solved in the region, brought a permanent peace. ” He was not “so naive” to believe the football could solve all problems. But the FIFA wanted to play a “small role” to bring together people.
Significant criticism of the World Cup organizer Qatar and the tournament award was meanwhile from the Norwegian delegation. “FIFA must act as a role model,” claimed bandage President Lise Klaveness. The World Cup 2022 in Qatar was awarded to the Emirate in 2010 under “unacceptable circumstances and unacceptable consequences”. The hosts responded to the statements of the Scandinavian.