The Danish soccer affiliation (DBU) has written to FIFA calling on the worldwide governing physique to place strain on 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to enhance their human rights file.
Final month Denmark, in addition to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway staged protests earlier than qualifying matches for the match, similar to carrying T-shirts with slogans in opposition to the nation’s remedy of employees.
“We’re in opposition to the allocation of the World Cup to Qatar and are crucial of the human rights scenario within the nation,” the DBU’s chief govt Jakob Jensen stated in a press release with the letter hooked up.
“Now we have raised that criticism for a number of years with related events.
“In latest weeks, now we have additionally had conferences with followers, business companions and different stakeholders and subsequently we are actually intensifying the strain on FIFA, as we don’t imagine that the specified enhancements for migrant employees have been met. We would like motion now — higher immediately than tomorrow,” he added.
Qatar has confronted criticism for its remedy of migrant employees, lots of whom are concerned in preparations for the 2022 World Cup, with campaigners accusing employers of exploitation and forcing labourers to work in harmful circumstances.
Qatari authorities insist they’ve carried out greater than any nation within the area to enhance employee welfare.