On Tuesday, will meet Sweden and Finland in a friendly in Qatar.
One that could have participated in the match is the former allsvenske midfielder Riku Venture. IFK Gothenburg-bekantingen did not want to come to Qatar and thanked the therefore, no to the national team.
– After I received the invitation, I discussed the matter with the trainer Lennart Wangel and chefstränaren Markku Kanerva. The reasons behind my decision was ethical. I think it was the values I wanted to stick in, say, Venture to the Helsingin Sanomat.
world CUP 2022 and has received strong criticism for how you dealt with the guest workers, who should have been forced to work under slave-like conditions in the producing venues. Thousands must have died during the course of the work. British newspaper The Guardian has reported on the repeated violations of human rights
the Swedish football association has justified its decision to locate januarilägret in Qatar to bring the ”critical discussions” with the representatives for the world CUP project and the Qatar football federation, during their stay in the country.
" We must be realists and understand that it is very unlikely that the world CUP 2022 will be played elsewhere than in Qatar. Given this fact, we see it as our task to recurring to express the obvious requirement that the gästarbetskraften in the country – used to build the world CUP stadiums – must be guaranteed reasonable working conditions. Everything else is unacceptable, " said Håkan Sjöstrand, secretary-general, in Copenhagen, to the TT before departure.
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