Qatari coach regrets ‘misinformation’ about migrant workers

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2:53 pm : FIFA’s idea is a priori consensual, except that some teams are already thinking about wearing the “One Love” armband, adorned with a rainbow flag symbolizing the fight against all discrimination, and created on the initiative of UEFA . If he doesn’t only defend the rights of LGBTQI+ people, this is the aspect that has most marked hearts, given that Qatar penalizes homosexual relations. If Hugo Lloris gave up wearing it in the countryside in the name of respect “culture” local, the captains of England and Wales said they were ready to pay a fine from Fifa rather than withdraw them.

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2:53 pm : The captains’ armbands will be one of the topics of debate at this World Cup. Fifa announced it (in English) last night who could carry messages, chosen by the international federation, in defense of some causes: “save the planet” for the second day of the hens, “protect the children” for the third day, or “no discrimination” in quarters.

3:04pm : Let’s remember the main information of this Saturday:

Last day of high tension at COP27: the number 2 of the European Commission threatens not to sign the final agreement of the summit, fearing that it will abandon the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century. Even the Minister for Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, expressed her concern.

• On the eve of the opening of a much criticized World Cup, the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, denounced the “moral lessons” regarding Qatar.

• Demonstrations are planned in various cities of France to denounce the dysfunctions of justice in terms of fight against gender-based and sexual violence.

12:29 : In the field, like The group, our sports editorial team expects a lot from Brazil, making it the favorite of the competition in its predictions. Denmark are being hailed as a possible surprise team in the tournament, which would not suit one of their opponents, France, who our sports journalists imagine stopping in the round of 16, such as at Euro 2021.


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12:22 : Gérald Darmanin will represent France at the opening ceremony of the World Cup tomorrow in Doha, the interior ministry announced. According to the latter, he will occasionally visit the French police and gendarmes sent there, as part of a much-commented agreement between France and Qatar on the security of the event.

3:04pm : Let’s take stock of the main news of this Saturday:

Last day of high tension at COP27: the number 2 of the European Commission threatens not to sign the final agreement of the summit, fearing that it will abandon the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century. Even the Minister for Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, expressed her concern.

• On the eve of the opening of a much criticized World Cup, the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, denounced the “moral lessons” regarding Qatar.

• Demonstrations are planned in various cities of France to denounce the dysfunctions of justice in terms of fight against gender-based and sexual violence.

11:40 : Almost 12 years have passed, on the platform of the Zurich congress centre. Sepp Blatter opened the envelope and read into the microphone in his thick Swiss accent: “Qatarrrrrr”. The small emirate won the organization of the World Cup to everyone’s surprise. I tell you, testimony of supporting actors, about this crazy day in my article.

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10:59 : The groupinstead, he highlights his favorite for this World Cup: Neymar’s Brazil, “in full confidence” and spared from injury.

10:54 : On the eve of the opening match, the World Cup is on the front page of many national and regional newspapers. Unsurprisingly, it’s less about football than criticism of its organization in Qatar.

10:24 : The FIFA president has finally brushed aside criticism of the ban on alcohol around stadiums, announced yesterday two days before the start of the competition: “Personally I think you can survive without drinking beer for three hours”answered Gianni Infantino.

10:22 : Gianni Infantino began his speech with a surprising anaphora: “Today I feel Qatari, today I feel Arab, today I feel African, today I feel gay, today I feel disabled, today I feel migrant worker”. The fate of foreign workers in Qatar, denounced by NGOs, the “refers to his personal history” children of Italian immigrants in Switzerland, “Discriminated because I was red-haired”.

10:20 : “These biased moral lessons are just hypocrisy. For everything we Europeans have done for 3,000 years, we should apologize for the next 3,000 years before we start giving people moral lessons.”

The FIFA president defended the organization of the World Cup in Qatar during a press conference, also assuring that it made it possible to improve the condition of migrant workers in the country. “Why doesn’t anyone recognize this progress?”He wondered.

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