“Focus on Football”- FIFA tells World Cup nations

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino has urged participating nations to focus on football ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Football’s governing body is under fire for its decision to hold the tournament in Qatar, citing human rights concerns about migrant workers, discrimination, and safety concerns about LGBTQ fans.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has written to all 32 World Cup countries to express his concerns about Qatar.

He has asked that nations should focus on football now, rather than worrying about the host country.

“Please, let’s now focus on the football!” Sky News quotes Infantino and Samoura as stating in the letter. 

“We know football does not live in a vacuum and we are equally aware that there are many challenges and difficulties of a political nature all around the world.

“But please do not allow football to be dragged into every ideological or political battle that exists.”

There are calls for boycotts of the competition, but no country has yet opted to do so.

The World Cup organizers state that “everyone is welcome” to visit the country to watch the football.

Harry Kane and nine other European team captains will wear a OneLove armband with a “heart containing colors representative of all backgrounds.”

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