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24 Nov 2022

Author:
Gavan Casey, 42 (Ireland)

Qatar 2022: Former Irish captain says hosting tournament in Qatar "dismisses" human rights

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FORMER REPUBLIC OF Ireland captain Roy Keane has expressed his belief that the World Cup should not be taking place in Qatar, stressing that Fifa’s dismissal of the country’s human-rights abuses in favour of staging this year’s tournament there is “not right”...

The World Cup shouldn’t be here. It shouldn’t be here. It’s been mentioned about corruption regarding Fifa. We’ve got a country here, the way they treat migrant workers, gay people… I think it’s great that [this mistreatment] has been brought up. They shouldn’t have the World Cup over here. You can’t treat people like that."
Roy Keane