- Antonio Rüdiger will be part of Germany's FIFA World Cup team competing in Qatar in November this year
- Many footballers and teams have criticised the decision to name Qatar as the host nation for the FIFA World Cup
- Germany's Antonio Rüdiger believes that money played a big part in the decision to award hosting rights to Qatar
Antonio Rüdiger has criticised the decision to name Qatar as the host nation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Rüdiger is just one of many who have spoken out about the decision, but the German international believes he knows why the decision was made.
As reported by Football Espana, Rüdiger said that Qatar's hosting of the tournament was proof that money played a significant role in football.
"The decision wasn't made for the fans and the players. It showed that money plays a crucial role in the world of football."
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Many were astounded by the decision considering the numerous reports about the country's human rights abuses. Some players even considered boycotting the World Cup, but
Some have suggested that players should boycott the World Cup, but Rüdiger believes that decision to boycott should fall on the country and not the player.
Speaking of boycotting:
Hoffenheim has previously focused on their own players at the tournament but will not do so for this year's event.
The Bundesliga club listed various reasons why they wouldn't support the event.
"The main focus, however, is on the human rights violations and discrimination against homosexuals in the autocratic Gulf state," the club said in a statement.
The World Cup will take place between November 20 and December 18.
Germany coach Hansi Flick criticises 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar amid calls for countries to boycott
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 right.
Source: Sports Brief News