Hassan al Thawadi, head of the World Cup organizing committee in Qatar, said Thursday that he was insensitive to “skeptics” and expressed doubts about the country’s ability to host the next World Cup (November 20-December 18). ).
“Qatar is past the stage of answering skeptics about its ability to host the World Cup”Hassan al Thawadi, secretary general of the organizing committee for the next World Cup (November 20-December 18), said on Thursday. “From day one, we were confident that our actions on the field would prove to everyone Qatar’s ability to host a major tournament like the World Cup.”he added in an interview with the Qatari news agency QNA.
The small Gulf state and its 2.8 million inhabitants are preparing to host the biggest event in its history. More than a million visitors are expected. Less than two months before the opening match (Qatar-Ecuador, November 20), the eight stadiums where the tournament matches will be played are ready.
On the other hand, the transport system and the question of accommodation constitute an important subject of questioning. Just like the issue of migrant workers, which has been talked about for a long time. On Tuesday, several NGOs called the sponsors of the World Cup to support workers’ compensation who have worked on the construction sites of the World Cup stadiums.
Respect for the rights of members of the LGBTQ communities is also at the center of the criticism against the World Cup in Qatar. ” Everyone is welcome “However, the local authorities insist. They join the speech of the emir of Qatar, who assured this Tuesday that all visitors are welcome at the 2022 world cup “without discrimination”.
The authorities also highlight recent labor law reforms, including an increase in the minimum wage. The organizers also indicate that there will be enough accommodation to cope with the influx of visitors.
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