Which countries are boycotting FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022?
Controversies in the Arab country over the 2022 World Cup have led many countries to decide to boycott or protest the hosting of the tournament
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has already begun and the party has been unleashed around the world. The most important sporting event of all and that only happens every four years is one of the great realities today and can become one to remember. However, not everything is a party as there have been multiple controversies surrounding its organization.
The 2022 World Cup will be held for the first time in Arabian territory and due to the high temperatures of the host venue, it has been forced to be held in winter, that is, at the end of the year 2022. An atypical situation due to the fact that it was always the great attraction of every summer in the year it was held. Based on this premise, many were already pointing to the controversial choice of the venue and an obscure truth emerged.
It turns out that during Joseph Blatter’s mandate, with the aim of gaining many points to remain in the presidency, the president began to market the World Cup in different countries with a large number of directors in the most important FIFA tables. One of them is Qatar. In that sense, while the FIFA president ruled that the tournament will be held in the Qatari nation, the works began to be carried out with painful truths.
According to the BBC and The Guardian, during the construction of Qatar’s sports venues, around 6,500 workers died due to the lack of optimal conditions to operate and the great heat waves that hit the country during the preparation of each sports venue. For this reason and the various violations of women and human rights in Qatar, several nations have tried to boycott the World Cup.
Which countries tried to boycott Qatar 2022?
The main disgruntled nations came from Europe. Mainly from two nations in particular, Denmark and Germany. On the part of the Danish population, The Danish national team will wear kits with the federation’s crest and Hummel branding blurred during the 2022 World Cup in protest of Qatar’s “human rights record”. As for the German team, the situation is in support of the LGBT community that has been excluded from the event and receives many outrages in the Qatari country. he German Football Federation issued a statement through its social networks to leave a clear message, something that was supported by the eleven players chosen by Hansi Flick: when posing for photographers, they covered their mouths saying that they had no freedom of expression in Qatar.