Amnesty urges England to follow Netherlands and Germany in protest against Qatar Sport

German players pose for a photo with a human rights message on their T-shirt before the game against Iceland on March 26, 2021.

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London, 31 March – Amnesty International today expects England to join other countries to protest the conditions of migrant workers in Qatar before the 2022 World Cup.

Players from Germany, the Netherlands and Norway wore jerseys ahead of the World Cup qualifiers after reporting in the UK last month and raised concerns about human rights in Qatar. Guardian The newspaper said that at least 6,500 migrant workers had died in Qatar in the decade since they were given the right to host the event.

World Cup organizers in Qatar say that the health and safety reforms that have begun since the World Cup was offered have resulted in a decline in labor mortality over the past decade. Your press office did not immediately respond to an email and asked for further comment.

Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen quoted Reuters as saying, “English players are ruled by their discretion, but we would be very happy if they would be major German, Dutch and Norwegian players.”

“Harry Kane and the English group can read several reports of migrant workers exploited in Qatar and quickly realize that there is a very serious problem.

“It is really important that FIFA, the association and individual teams and players use their influence to continue pressuring the Qatari authorities to abide by the promised labor reforms.”

England coach Gareth Southgate said the FA and Amnesty International discussed the situation.

“I understand that Amnesty does not want to postpone or reschedule the tournament,” Southgate said in a press conference on Saturday ahead of England’s 2–0 World Cup qualifier against Albania.

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“You want to work and highlight issues that can be improved. It is important that we work with such organizations. “- Reuters

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