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Germany Coach Hansi Flick Criticises 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar Amid Calls for Countries to Boycott Mundial
- Germany manager, Hansi Flick has stated that Qatar should never have been awarded the hosting rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup due to their poor human rights record
- Germany are amongst 31 countries that have qualified for the 2022 World Cup to be hosted by the Arab country which is set to kick off in November
- Qatar will be the first Arab state to host the World Cup after they were awarded the hosting rights by FIFA in December 2010
Qatar’s bid to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November 2022 is facing serious threats as some nations are threatening to pull out of the competition due to the country’s poor human rights record.
FIFA awarded Qatar the hosting rights for the 2022 World Cup in December 2010, and they will become the first Arab nation to stage football’s biggest national competition.
Germany manager, Hansi Flick has once again criticised the world’s football governing body’s decision as he believes Qatar should not have been awarded the hosting rights, Get German Football News reports.
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“Was it right to award the World Cup to Qatar? This questions should have been answered much earlier, with a no!
Fact is that in Qatar when it comes to human rights, when it comes to sustainability, a lot is not right, it’s obvious.”
Germany which has won the World Cup four times will be amongst 32 nations to participate in the 2022 tournament which is set to kick off on November 20, 2022.
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The former England captain expects it to be a tough journey for the Three Lions but is confident they can win their second World Cup crown this year.
England has been placed in Group B in the 2022 World Cup and will square up against Iran, USA and Wales at football’s biggest competition later this year.
Keita Balde set to miss the 2022 World Cup
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Senegal's national football team have been dealt a blow as forward Keita Balde may miss the upcoming World Cup in Qatar after being suspended for three months.
The forward was banned following an anti-doping test violation that occurred In April and will now sit out for three months meaning he won't be available for Senegal's World Cup campaign.
Spartak Moscow striker Keita Balde will have to sit out for three months after he was found to have broken the anti-doping test protocols in April.