After being absent to support Germany due to an injury, Toni Kroos has diverted his attention towards the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Toni Kroos believes that “it’s wrong” that Qatar has received the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Germany has been among other nations to commence objection towards alleged human rights violations in Qatar. This happened before the beginning of the qualifying matches this month.
Kroos among many others is concerned having seen the dangerous conditions of workers in the hosting country. As described in The Guardian, more than 6,500 immigrants have lost their lives in the Gulf region. If you don’t remember, Qatar was named as the hosting country 11 years ago and started making amendments for the tournament.
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The German midfielder urges that giving them the power to host was wrong and the working conditions are “absolutely unacceptable”. “I think it’s wrong that this tournament was given [to Qatar],” Kroos said on his brother Felix’s podcast Einfach mal Luppen.
“Immigrant workers are subjected to days without rest with the temperature under a torrid 50 degrees, they suffer from insufficient nutrition, without drinking water and at crazy temperatures. All of these points are absolutely unacceptable.”
Also, Kroos does not believe that the issue at hand will be resolved by a proposed boycott of Qatar 2022. He said: “Would a boycott serve to improve working conditions? I think not. Football always arouses extreme attention. Be it before the tournament or during it.”