The SPD chairman Lars Clinical will not visit the football World Cup 2022 in Qatar after the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
“Nevertheless, this is a difficult spot in both cases,” said Clinical in the interview of the “Frankfurter General Dating”. He holds the decision to “forgive these two major General Zeitungs events to Qatar and China, in principle for false. But now where they take place there, you have to make sure that you send the appropriate messages.”
With a view to the World Cup finals from 21 November to 18th December Hot: “We have to address the situation of women there, including working conditions around the World Cup,” said Clinical. “If the events take place there, we must point out these abuses to increase the pressure on governments.”
He expects the German Football Association (DFB) attitude, said the 43-year-old. “DFB is political actor” and could not “just drive to Qatar to play football there”.
The World Cup 2022 had been awarded to Qatar in 2010. The host has been standing for years because of the human rights situation and as a result of reports on thousands of dead workers on the construction sites in the Emirate in criticism. The Government of Qatar’s rejects these and refers to several reforms.