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Sherman A1

(38,958 posts)
Thu Mar 31, 2022, 01:25 PM Mar 2022

Norway football chief slates Qatar World Cup decision

Simmering tensions boiled to the surface at the FIFA Congress on Thursday when Norway's football chief Lise Klaveness hit out at the 2022 World Cup's Qatari hosts over the country's human rights record.

The Norwegian Football Federation president, who became the body's first female leader in its 120-year history when elected this month, said the World Cup had been awarded by FIFA "in unacceptable ways with unacceptable consequences".

"Human rights, equality, democracy, the core interests of football, were not in the starting 11 until many years later," she said of the 2010 awarding.

"There is no room for employers who do not secure the freedom and safety of World Cup workers.


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Norway football chief slates Qatar World Cup decision (Original Post) Sherman A1 Mar 2022 OP
I still support cancelling this WC altogether Ron Obvious Mar 2022 #1

Ron Obvious

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1. I still support cancelling this WC altogether
Thu Mar 31, 2022, 06:42 PM
Mar 2022

Even at the last minute. But I know it won't happen. I won't watch this one, though, for the first time since 1966.

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