began when Richie Risk the news was refused to the national team camp trip to the world cup host soil. Were based on ethical reasons. Qatar's world-the process has been marked by, inter alia, drastic labour rights and corruption allegations.
I Feel that I want to get something off my chest, Sparv start his text.
Sparv signed that Qatar does not really have all of the right, and improve matters that could the human rights front is a lot.
We as players we know very well that we have been in the country, where there is a fault. Homosexuality is illegal, qatar's world cup bid search is the most controversial of tainted, foreign workers are not treated fairly and the freedom of expression is limited. This, of course, we support.
Sparv tell its text to respect unreservedly the national team comrades in the risk of the decision.
His decision forced all of us to question ourselves and our motives be like Qatar in the country. To be honest, I don't know if I could do the same.
Sparv highlight the text in many of the same things as earlier in the evening journal in an interview. Although as a country Qatar is questionable camp destination, he will experience from the national team refusal very difficult, in particular the captain's role.
I Believe that many teammates were thinking as well.
What the game things of the will, Sparv experience the camp fulfilled its purpose. The team's task was to practice and play football. It was possible to sparv's paper in the well.
– We feel that we have taken another step in the right direction.
Sparv has previously excelled as a player who is not afraid to take a stand. He is, inter alia, struggled openly against discrimination and racism. Sparv believes that, in future, also the football association's estimates camp items accurately.
– there Is bigger things than football matches winning. I can understand that. But deep down I'm only human, trying to do his job as well as ever possible. Thank you for your understanding, the captain decided.
Finland was playing in Qatar for two exercise test match. The first fell to Sweden 1-0, the second came in defeat to Estonia a whopping 1-2. During the camp, six players appeared for the first time A national team shirt.