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« on: May 02, 2022, 07:28:53 PM »

Offline Ed Monix

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Come back to this recent quote from FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

Speaking at a business conference in the United States, Infantino offered his response to a question about the safety standards and general conditions for workers in Qatar, in preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

It has been reported that thousands of migrant workers have died during the construction of stadiums in Qatar in recent years, while a recent report by Amnesty International called work practices in the country "forced labour".

What did Infantino say?

"My parents emigrated from Italy to Switzerland. Not so far, but still. When you give work to someone, even in hard conditions, you give him dignity and pride,"he said, according to the AP.

Earlier this year, Infantino suggested that a biennial World Cup could stop African migrants from "dying in the sea" in a controversial speech at the Assembly of the Council of Europe.

“We need to find ways to include the whole world [in football] to give hope to Africans so that they don’t need to cross the Mediterranean in order to find maybe a better life but, more probably, death in the sea," he said.

“We need to give opportunities, to give dignity. Not by charity but by allowing the rest of the world to participate. Maybe the World Cup every two years is not the answer. We will discuss it.”


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Re: When You’re Disheartened With U.S Sports…
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2022, 07:51:17 PM »

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What has occurred in Qatar is absolutely despicable. FIFA acting scummy is nothing too new, sadly.
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I'm all for world inclusion, but an event like the World Cup never should have been in Qatar.  Taking aside the weather conditions, it just isn't a place that can support an event that large.  It quite simply is the reality of the situation.  They don't always have to have the World Cup in Western Europe or North or South America, but they need to have them in places that can actually sustain and support them and that most definitely is not Qatar.  It was ridiculous at the time and even more so now.
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