World Cup: Germany ‘ready to pay fines’ for criticism of Qatar

Germany, which took a stand in favor of human rights on the sidelines of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, is “willing to pay finesHere is what Bernd Neuendorf, the boss of the German federation, said at a press conference on Friday. The preparation for the tournament which begins on Sunday has been dominated by concerns about respect for the rights of workers, women and the LGBT community in the Emirate.

Manuel Neuer, the Mannschaft goalkeeper, has pledged like other captains of European selections to wear a “One Love” armband to promote diversity and inclusion. This movement “is not a political declaration but it has the value of a commitment in favor of human rights. We do not rule out other actions“Warned Bernd Neuendorf again, upset against the latest FIFA statements around these issues.

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We need to send a strong signalhe added. To say that we should not focus on human rights at the World Cup, that really irritated me“. The world body, through the voice of its president Gianni Infantino, advised earlier in November to the 32 participating selections to “focus on soccer“and also begged the teams not to”give moral lessons“.

Bernd Neuendorf also repeated that the German federation did not support the candidacy of Gianni Infantino, the only candidate to be elected in March 2023 at the head of a FIFA which he has led since 2016.

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