Boycott against FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar gaining momentum in Europe 

Boycott against FIFA world cup 2022 in Qatar gaining momentum in Europe 
Boycott against FIFA world cup 2022 in Qatar gaining momentum in Europe . Image: fifg/

As Qatar prepares for the World Cup 2022, there is growing support among football fans, teams, and players to boycott the event.

According to a report published in the Euro News on Thursday, November 11, giant banners reading “Boycott Qatar 22” are starting to become a common sight at the German Bundesliga games.

The World Cup, scheduled to start from November 20, is being boycotted due to the various human right and environmental concern taking place in Qatar, according to the report.

“The closer the World Cup gets, the more intense the message is getting,” said Stefan Schirmer from the Boycott Qatar campaign in a quote from Euro News. Schirmer is engaging with other activists to keep public attention focused on the controversial decision to grant the World Cup to Qatar.

Another aim of the campaign is to publicize the concerns over the state of migrant workers, women’s rights, LGBT community and the state of democracy in Qatar, the report stated. Aside, the campaign also wants to highlight the environmental impact due of this World Cup.

The campaign also seeks to further publicize concerns over the rights of women, the LGBT community and migrant workers, democracy and the environmental impact of hosting a tournament in air-conditioned stadiums.

“FIFA and Qatar care because it hurts the image they want to create in public. They want the World Cup to be a merry football festival, and everything is nice”, Schirmer said in a quote to Euro News.

Campaigns are also running parallelly in Spain as well as France, where according to the report, several cities have refused to show the game.

The 2022 Football World Cup is scheduled to start from November 20 until December 18. Over 32 teams from around the world will be competition in eight groups.

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