English FA Raises Human Rights Abuse With Qatar FA

Written by on February 16, 2018

The Football Association will raise human rights abuses and homophobia issues with the Qatar FA after signing a memorandum of understanding with the hosts of the 2022 World Cup.

The deal has raised concerns after the treatment of Qatar’s migrant workers and with homosexuality still illegal.

But the FA hopes it can “positively influence football in Qatar” and engage on wider social issues.

Qatar controversially won the right to host the 2022 World Cup in 2010.

FA chairman Greg Dyke called it “the worst moment in Fifa’s history” following allegations of corruption, which were dismissed by a Fifa report in 2014.

Preparations for the showpiece, which is due to take place in the winter, have also been overshadowed by issues surrounding migrant workers’ rights.


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