Bruno Fernandes questions Qatar’s decision to hold FIFA World Cup

manchester united midfielder Bruno Fernandes has questioned Qatar’s decision to let Qatar host the 2022 World Cup as attention shifts to the global showpiece. Portugal international Fernandes was involved in the final match before the Premier League, along with other major domestic competitions, stalled for six weeks, United in a 2–1 win over Fulham on Sunday, a dramatic stoppage-time by teenage substitute Alejandro. Thanks Garnacho for the goal.

Holding the World Cup in a desert state has led to an unprecedented restructuring of the international football calendar, with the tournament shifting from its usual location to the Northern Hemisphere summer to escape the scorching Gulf heat.

Qatar will start this year’s World Cup against Ecuador on November 20, but global governing body FIFA’s call to “focus on football” has prompted renewed scrutiny of the treatment meted out to migrant workers, women and the LGBTQ community in the Gulf state. Checked from.

“The World Cup is not the ideal time to play, for everyone – kids are in school, people will be working,” Fernandes told Sky Sports.

“We’ve seen the surroundings in the last few weeks and months, and about the people who have died on the construction of stadiums. We’re not happy for that.”

He added: “We want football to be for everyone, and for everyone to be involved and involved in the World Cup.

“It’s the World Cup, it’s for everyone – no matter who. I think things like this shouldn’t happen at any point.

“But for a World Cup that is more than football – it is a party for fans and players, and a joy to watch, it has to be done better.”

Danish Christian EriksenThe run-getter for United’s opener at Craven’s Cottage said there is only so much players can do in expressing their concerns about Qatar 2022.

“No matter where it is, it’s football,” he said. “We’ve qualified, and we’re just going to play football.


“I completely agree with Bruno. There has been a lot of focus on how the World Cup has happened and why it is in Qatar. Everyone agrees it’s not done the right way.

“We’re soccer players, we play soccer—the politics is up to us to decide about something… Change has to come from somewhere else.”

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