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FIFA urges the world to “focus on football” and not on Qatar’s religion and politics

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“Please, let’s focus on football now!”said SkyNews quoting Infantine Y Samoura in the letter addressed to the 32 nations that will play the tournament.

“We know that football does not live in a vacuum and we are equally aware that there are many challenges and difficulties of a political nature around the world. But please do not allow football to be dragged into all the ideological or political battles that exist”he added.

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The FIFA was unable to provide immediate comment when contacted by Reuters. The world Cupthe first held in Middle Eaststarts on November 20.

“If Gianni Infantino wants the world to ‘focus on football’, there is a simple solution: FIFA could finally start tackling serious human rights issues instead of sweeping them under the rug.”said in a statement Steve CockburnDirector of Economic and Social Justice at Amnesty International.

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International Amnesty and other human rights groups have called on the FIFA that compensates migrant workers in qatar for human rights abuses by assigning $440 millionequivalent to the prize money of the world.

The football team of Australia spoke out last week against the record of qatar on human rights and same-sex relations.

The players of Denmark will travel to world Cup without their families as a protest against the country’s human rights record, said the Danish Football Association (DBU) to local media last month.

Football Australia confirmed receipt of the letter from the FIFA on Friday, but declined to comment further.

Source: Ambito

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