Gianni Infantino, president of the FIFA

"IT TOOK EUROPE 100 YEARS TO GET HERE"

Infantino's controversial statements on Qatar

Published:22/06/2022 - 20:52h

Updated:22/06/2022 - 20:52h

Once again, the president of the FIFA puts in the centre of the controversy of the international football by some statement related with the World-wide of Qatar. The maximum civil servant of the body rector of the football, follows seeing all positive on the tournament

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The president of the FIFA, Gianni Infantino, affirmed this Wednesday that already has installed in Qatar to follow and coordinate, with the authorities of the Arab country, the application of the reforms entered by Doha on the human rights, in particular the ones of the workers migrantes.

"I put my shop of campaign here in Doha, go to live here and will go every day to see to the managers in the Government and ensure that these reforms apply , and if it commits some rape", said Infantino, in the signpost of closure of the Economic Forum of Catar, that lasted two days.

The president of the FIFA urged to that "all see the facts and the results" and defended reforms like the elimination of the "kafala" -the system that prevented to the migrantes go out of the country- and the rise of the minimum wage, between others. "We protect the possible the human rights and the ones of the workers", recalcó, underlining the importance that the steps given by Qatar follow after the World-wide.

The controversy

"It took us cientos of years in Europe arrive to where are now regarding the social impact", whereas "in this part of the world, and in particular Qatar, this has sucedido in few years", added. Infantino Showed his confidence in that the community LGBT "will be very welcome in Qatar", but "have to respect the local culture, if Catar did not welcome all had not organised the event".

The migrantes in Qatar, in his majority of Asian countries, represent a 95 % of the labour strength and, according to several NGO, suffer abuses like non-payments, excessive hours of work, restrictions of trip, injuries and even death without compensation, among others. These organisations have recognised, however, the advances in the protection of the rights of the workers migrantes by the labour reforms entered by Doha in the last years, although they consider that for a lot of workers these reforms arrived too late and only have applied of partial form.

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