During the 12 years of planning and preparations for the 2022 World Cup, questions have emerged about the human rights situation in Qatar. This includes concerns about the migrant workers and the LGBTQ+ community. Human rights groups have revealed the toll the migrant workers have taken. In response to Infantino’s comments, Amnesty International said he dismissed legitimate human rights criticisms. The organization released a statement saying it was “disappointed” by the FIFA president’s remarks.
The migrant workers’ situation is one of the most hotly debated topics during the World Cup buildup. Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers from poor countries were recruited to work on Qatar’s massive construction project. Some human rights groups have described the situation as “unacceptable”. In the past year, the number of migrant workers has risen 13.2 percent. There are no laws protecting gay and lesbian lovers in Qatar.
Ahead of his team’s opening game against Iran, England manager Gareth Southgate said James Maddison will miss the start of the World Cup. He has yet to train with the rest of the squad. However, he is hopeful that Foden will be involved in Monday’s game.
England’s dream team is set for the World Cup in Qatar. The Three Lions will begin their tournament against Iran on Monday. However, it looks like Joe Allen and Gareth Bale will not be involved in the match. In addition, James Maddison will be out with a knee injury suffered in last week’s match against West Ham. There are also reports of concerns over the ‘One Love’ armband controversy, which saw players wearing the armband risk being booked for breaching FIFA equipment rules.
Meanwhile, the USA have named Tyler Adams as their captain for the World Cup. Adams is the youngest captain to lead a team at a World Cup since 1950. He has admitted it took him some time to get used to the heat in Qatar. However, he believes the World Cup is a force for good.
After the World Cup was awarded to Qatar, the country began the long and exhausting task of rebuilding a nation. A number of stadiums were refurbished and seven new ones were built. Qatar has spent $200 billion on preparations for the tournament. This included dozens of hotels to accommodate fans. It also included building a network of roads and rails to transport fans to and from the matches.
After a 12-year buildup, the World Cup is finally set to begin in November. But there have been several scandals and questions about the human rights situation in Qatar. This was addressed by Gary Lineker during the BBC’s World Cup introduction. He said the country’s human rights record was “disappointing” but that it would be “wrong” to ignore off-field issues.
FIFA officials said record revenue has reached $7.5 billion. This includes sponsorship deals and broadcast deals. It also includes sponsorships by Qatar Energy and two other companies. It is estimated that over a million fans will attend the World Cup in Qatar.