This is one of the sensitive subjects around the 2022 World Cup. Often singled out for its freedoms taken with human rights, Qatar is preparing to welcome the football world at the end of the year during the Global.

Legislation prohibiting homosexuality was particularly singled out by Oliver Bierhoff, the manager of the German team. “The treatment of homosexuals (in Qatar) is absolutely unacceptable. What criteria does Fifa actually use for the awarding of a World Cup? »railed the hero of Euro 1996, in an interview with the German media.

Bierhoff is angry with Fifa, which missed a great opportunity to get things done on the social level. “Tournament attribution is the most powerful weapon to push for much-needed change”believes the former striker, who fears that it is already too late. “The changes must occur before the designation of the country and not after, otherwise we no longer have any means of pressure”.

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