09:49 AM Saturday 19 November
Infantino criticized the “hypocritical” criticism of Qatar hosting the World Cup
A day before the opening match, FIFA president Gianni Infantino condemned the West’s “double standards” against World Cup hosts Qatar. “I think what Europeans have done globally for the last 3,000 years, we need to apologize for the next 3,000 years before we start dispensing moral advice to others,” Al-Rajanil, 52, told a press conference on Saturday. . It is “regrettable” to have to experience this “double standard”.
“How many of the Western companies that get billions here from Qatar — how many of them have talked about the rights of migrant workers? None of them,” Infantino said without examples. “Who cares about the workers? WHO? FIFA does it, football does it, the World Cup does it – to be fair, so does Qatar.” The FIFA president, who has a secondary residence in Doha, said he did not understand why Qatar’s progress had not been recognised. “This way of unilaterally wanting to give lessons is hypocritical.” (dpa)
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