FIFA Chief, Gianni Infantino, responds to criticism of Qatar by claiming that European nations should instead be sorry for the next 3,000 years.
The head of FIFA, which oversees international soccer, believes European countries should apologise for their own past rather than criticising Qatar for hosting the World Cup.
Gianni Infantino said during a press conference to commemorate the start of the competition that critics were in no position to condemn the country.
Recall that Qatar has drawn criticism for how it treats migrant workers and how it views homosexual rights
However, the President has defended the host nation, saying:
“For what we Europeans have been doing around the world in the last 3,000 years we should be apologising for the next 3,000 years before starting to give moral lessons to people.
“How many of these European or Western business companies who earn millions from Qatar, billions, how many of them have addressed migrant workers’ rights with the authorities?
“None of them, because if you change the legislation it means less profit. But we did, and FIFA generates much less than any of these companies from Qatar.”
The opening ceremony for the Qatar 2022 World Cup will take place tomorrow, November 20, 2022.