European nations may withdraw from FIFA World Cup 2022


While Qatar is imposing strict sharia rule on participating teams of the FIFA World Cup 2022, authorities of FIFA are showing strange affiliations with Qatar’s notorious actions. Meanwhile, according to media reports, Denmark is taking the lead in showing the world that it will not accept a dhimmi role at the FIFA World games, as Qatar is essentially demanding. In so doing, Denmark is standing up for human rights and openly opposing Sharia oppression. Other Western countries including the United States, who claim to support human rights are nakedly exhibiting mockery in this regard.

Denmark have revealed they are ready to discuss a blanket withdrawal from FIFA alongside other UEFA nations amid the ongoing row over the #OneLove armbands.

On November 21, 2022, seven European sides planning to wear the anti-discrimination armbands to protest against Qatar’s human rights record all backed down from the plan after being threatened with sporting sanctions by FIFA.

Speaking at a press conference on November 23 morning, Danish FA (DBU) CEO Jakob Jensen revealed that a yellow card was the “minimum” punishment that captain Simon Kjaer would have faced.

“On November 21, England asked for an emergency meeting with FIFA, who came to the English hotel”, Jensen revealed. “FIFA said it would at least give a yellow card”.

“There has been discussion about whether there is a legal basis for giving a yellow card, but there is. The penalty could have been a yellow card, that the captain had not come on the pitch or that he was given a ban”.

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The DBU delegation revealed the “anger” this has caused, and stated they would not formally support current FIFA president Gianni Infantino in his reelection bid. Infantino is standing unopposed.

“There are presidential elections in FIFA. There are 211 countries in FIFA and I understand that the current president has statements of support from 207 countries”, said DBU chairman Jesper Moller. “Denmark is not among those countries. And we’re not going to be either”.

Moller also revealed that Denmark were considering leaving FIFA, and were willing to discuss this with all 55 member states of the organization.

“It is not a decision that has been made now. We have been clear about this for a long time. We have been discussing it in the Nordic region since August”, he said.

“I’ve thought it again. I imagine that there may be challenges if Denmark leaves on its own. But let us see if we cannot have a dialogue on things”.

“I have to think about the question of how to restore confidence in FIFA. We must evaluate what has happened, and then we must create a strategy – also with our Nordic colleagues”.

There have been allegations that Qatar got the World Cup by bribing FIFA officials and giving big contracts to France. It has also been marred by the high number of deaths of migrant workers who built the stadiums, hotels, metro and highways that were needed for the World Cup.

The organizers of the 2022 World Cup have strongly denied allegations from the US Department of Justice that bribes were paid to secure votes when the hosting rights for the tournament were awarded 12 years ago.

The choice to host the World Cup in Qatar has been the source of substantive controversy, such as criticisms regarding the multiple violations of human rights in Qatar, especially their treatment of migrant workers and position on LGBT issues, leading to allegations of sportswashing.

Angered by numerous injustices in Qatar, fans held huge banners condemning the Gulf state’s exploitative treatment of migrant workers, abuse against LGBTQ+ community and damages to environment.

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and others have in general condemned Qatar for its religious ideology and migrant workers’ exploitation. Human rights posed questions about unfair labor practices including overwork and underpay issues.


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