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Infantino believes FIFA has given pride to World Cup workers in Qatar

Published:3/05/2022 - 18:57h

Updated:3/05/2022 - 18:57h

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stated from the United States that the organization of the World Cup in Qatar has provided pride for those who have worked the infrastructure of the tournament

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Gianni Infantino, commented to 'AP' that the immigrants that have been in the works for the Glass of the World " enorgullecen of the hard work". The statements of the italo-Swiss, arise when again they have questioned him on what suffer the workers in Qatar, while they build the infrastructure of the World-wide of football.

The president of the FIFA wanted to recalcar the introduction of a minimum and better wage rights labour in the immigrant workers. "When you give him work to somebody, even in difficult conditions, give him dignity and pride. It is not charity. You do not do charity. United States, for example, is a country of immigration. My parents also emigrated of Italy to Switzerland", explained.

With the always present controversies, the lawyer affirmed that the workers would feel proud to have the opportunity to build stadiums for the tournament, "winning the life in place to receive charity". Infantino Has been in the world-wide conference of the Institute Milken in Los Angeles, USA where has been consulted if the FIFA would use his gains to help to the families of the workers that have died (around 6.000).

"6.000 people also could be dying in other places. The FIFA is not to be the police of the world neither is responsible of all what happens in the world. But thanks to the FIFA, thanks to the football, has contributed to a positive social change in Qatar. These controversies certainly have ensombrecido the preparation", added the previous secretary of the UEFA.

Modern slavery?

The workers of the construction, in his majority men of south countries of Asia like India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka live with several people in a same room. His families remain always in his countries of origin. 'The Guardian' Has signalled in 2021 that Qatar clasifíca any foreign death as 'natural' and without investigation, sends the body of turn to his nation.

Infantino Recognised that it existed a form of "system of modern slavery" before Qatar began to dismantle his system of employment 'kafala', criticised during long in 2018. The system tieed up the destination of the worker to the distinct companies of construction of stadiums, network of roads and infrastructures for the World-wide. In this way, the union establishes a series of difficulties to terminate agreements or go out of the country without permission of the one who hires them.

The workers migrantes now would have to can change of work without obtaining the permission of his empleadores current. The Glass of the World has contributed to a "positive social change", finalised in his statements the president of the body rector of the world-wide football.

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