July 5, 2022

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The initiative supports the establishment of a fund for the families of workers who died in the work of the World Cup in Qatar

The initiative supports the establishment of a fund for the families of workers who died in the work of the World Cup in Qatar

The German Football Association (DFB) will press FIFA To establish a compensation fund for the families of workers who died on construction sites for World Cup Qatar 2022As announced by its president, Bernd Neuendorf.

“I will support it. We know the deaths in construction work “We don’t know how the families who depended on these workers’ money are doing,” Neuendorf told German public television channel ZDF.

Demand to create this lower It started with the initiative of a human rights organization Human Rights Watch. Thousands of migrant workers have died in Qatar since the country was chosen to host Qatar in 2010 FIFA World Cup 2022even in business directly related to the sporting event.

“Of course, it will be a great signal from the Qataris, but also from Qatar FIFAThey said they would support a measure of this nature,” Neuwendorf stated.

As expected, the German Football Association will participate in a match relief fundBut he indicated that it was primarily up to the governing body of world football “to see if there is a possibility, through FIFA, through the confederations, to create a fund of this kind that could also help”.

Neuendorf The German Football Association revealed that it had contacted the president of the Norwegian Football Association, Lise Clavens, after she questioned the World Cup host during the FIFA conference earlier this month.

Clavens told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday that he would speak to Neuendorf by phone on Monday. “We want to talk about what we can do together concretely to change something. And maybe this is the beginning of a file Fruitful cooperation In the long term between the federations of Germany and Norway”, he predicted.

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