What to Expect in 2022 World Cup Qatar

Are you ready to see the next rumble on the soccer field? Qatar will be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup this year from Monday, November 21st, to Sunday, December 18th. Tickets are on sale, but worker exploitation and anti-homosexuality laws have made some fans conflicted in attending the game. This has become the most loved sports event on earth.

In the last World Cup of 2018, France had won the game. They will be back to battle for the trophy once again with their star player Kylian Mbappé. Argentina’s legend, Leo Messi, and Portugal’s warrior, Cristiano Ronaldo, are in discussion of entering the World Cup once again. One will also expect new players in the field, including Canada’s Alphonso Davies who now plays in Bayern Munich. In addition to this, the United States have been qualified to compete for the World Cup this year. Will they be able to put themselves in the spotlight after they failed to get into the 2018 World Cup tournament?

Qatar scheduled the World Cup in the wintertime to beat the desert heat. The chance to get World Cup tickets is now.

As mentioned before, some sports fans are conflicted in watching the tournament in Qatar because they forced two million migrant workers to endure terrible conditions to make infrastructure in preparation for the World Cup. Amnesty International, a human rights organization, had reports on these laborers being unpaid and world in excessive heat conditions. Qatar said they have improved conditions for their workers, but the statistics have shown differently.

On top of this, Qatar made male homosexuality illegal. They said they are welcoming LGBTQ soccer fans, but their pride flags may be confiscated to protect them.

Lise Klaveness, the president of Norway’s soccer federation, said, “Football can inspire dreams and break down barriers but as leaders we must do it right, to the highest standards. Last year Norway debated boycotting the World Cup in 2022. Instead we voted for dialogue and pressure through FIFA as the best way to work for changes. Our members question ethics in sport and demand transparency, FIFA must act as a role model.”

She adds, “In 2010 World Cups were awarded by FIFA in unacceptable ways with unacceptable consequences. Human rights, equality, democracy: the core interests of football were not in the starting XI until many years later. These basic rights were pressured into the field as substitutes by outside voices. FIFA has addressed these issues but there’s still a long way to go.”

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