Copenhagen, Denmark — The Danish national football team will wear a “human rights message” on their training clothes at the World Cup in Qatar next year.
Denmark won the spot in last month’s tournament. The Danish Football Federation said it launched a series of “significant initiatives” on Wednesday in the wake of qualifying.
Qatar faces criticism in reporting discriminatory laws and conditions against migrant workers preparing the country for tournaments.
The Danish Football Federation, known as DBU, said the two sponsors of training garments should refrain from exposing to garments and instead carry “important messages and markings”.
The federation also added that it would minimize the number of trips to Qatar for staff and partners, so “participation in the World Cup finals is primarily sports participation and promotes the events of the World Cup organizers. It’s not about doing. “
“DBU has long been strongly critical of the World Cup in Qatar, but now that we are further strengthening our efforts and critical dialogue, the fact that we are eligible to work for further changes in the country. “We use,” said Jacob Jensen, managing director of the Danish Football Federation.
The federation added that it would “continue due diligence” on the choice of hotels and other services in Qatar to ensure that workers’ rights were respected. He also said that he would consider the possibility of new initiatives to improve the situation in Qatar.
In 2010, Qatar won the right to host the World Cup in a controversial FIFA vote that caused a corruption investigation throughout the bidding process. FIFA could not find any justification for depriving Qatar of hosting rights.
Natural gas-rich emirates have spent tens of billions of dollars building hotels, new transportation systems, and luxury stadiums to deal with the staging of events.