Written by Staff Writer
Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, “will have a state of the art human rights regime,” under FIFA chief Gianni Infantino.
Speaking during a visit to Spain, the head of the world soccer body’s executive committee said that Qatar was committed to the highest standards.
“Qatar will be a fantastic World Cup,” he said. “Qatar will have a state of the art human rights regime.”
“That means respect for human rights, and hospitality, and that is what they will be bringing in from day one.”
While Qatar has enjoyed positive relations with the international community since it won the right to host the 2022 tournament, it has faced scrutiny over its treatment of migrant workers.
The number of workers on jobs during preparations for the Cup is expected to exceed 900,000, according to the International Trade Union Confederation.
Last year, 22 FIFA executive committee members resigned after revelations emerged that Russia had discriminated against gay and lesbian soccer fans.
Last month, Italy’s Marcello Lippi signed up to coach Russia in June’s European Championship.