FIFA Considering Moving 2022 World Cup From Qatar   3 comments

Given the appalling human rights record of Qatar (and most every other country in that part of the world), the sooner FIFA decides to move the World Cup from Qatar, the better off for all of us…

According to German paperDie Welt, a person only identified as a “senior FIFA employee” said that despite FIFA’s public claims that they are adamant about making Qatar 2022 work, moving the event to another country is a “serious option.”

This comes on the heels of a report inThe Guardian that over 400 Nepalese immigrant workers have died since construction began on World Cup stadiums in the sweltering hot country.

With the human rights situation in shambles, the report suggests that a decision will be made by the final 2014 meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee.  The senior employee said “there would be enough time for the tournament to be reassigned.”

The Guardian report on the Nepalese death toll comes from the Prevasi Nepali Co-ordination Committee, an organization the Guardian labels as a respected human rights group.

It also warns that the death toll could reach a staggering 4,000 by the time the 2022 World Cup comes around. This number was posed back in September, but apparently it did little to scare FIFA off at the time.

The human rights allegations, coupled with the need to move the World Cup to the winter to avoid stifling heat, could apparently be enough to move the venue location.(NBC Pro Soccer Talk)

Remind me again why they selected Qatar again?

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3 responses to “FIFA Considering Moving 2022 World Cup From Qatar

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  1. I’m calling a boycott of all sponsors of the world cup until they venue of Qatar is changed. Where do we we signatures

  2. Based on how the venue was obtained and the thousand reasons on violations of human rights, the world cup place of venue must be changed. I call for a boycott of all the sponsors of the world cup until the decision is reached.

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