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The footballer, the Qatari sun

In the North of Europe to rule this days of temperatures below zero. However, a prefer to freeze than to kick under the Qatari sun. "The reasons for my decision, it was a question of values, according to which I act, and I want to keep. I think this is important." These words come from the Finnish footballer Riku Riski. The striker from HJK Helsinki should have been these days with the Finnish national team to Qatar to training camp travel. However, he said. "I've made my decision and will stand by it," says Riski.

The Emirate of Qatar to host the 2022 world Cup, for years, among other things, due to human rights violations in the criticism. So a lot of work to migrants, even those who need to work on the construction sites of world Cup stadiums, under inhumane conditions and life. François Crépeau, UN special Rapporteur on the rights of migrants, said on ARD: "many of the migrants at their work places human rights are violated, some receive your salary, or you will be less paid as agreed."

It could be him is the squad place costs

"The participation on a voluntary basis. If a player does not want to come out of private reasons to the national team, I respect that," said Finland coach Markku Kanerva. "I'm not going to comment on Riku's reasons, but you need to be serious enough, we need to respect that."

in Addition, coach Kanerva stressed the importance of the Zusammenzugs with a view to the upcoming European championship qualifiers. The question of whether the 26-time Finnish International will offered for the qualifying games for his country against Italy and Armenia, was open Kanerva.

Rummenigge stressed the Dialog

training camp in Qatar are not uncommon. Many of the top European clubs in the winter break in Doha and the surrounding area. Bayern Munich takes currently for the ninth Time in a row, the cut for the decisive Phase of the season in Qatar. Munich Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, defended the Camp in years: "Like other football clubs and sports associations we participate in a dialogue in the Gulf region." He heard this sentence, would Riku smile Riski probably just tired, or the shake of the head. (tzi)

Created: 09.01.2019, 06:31 PM

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