Varane talks about the World Cup in Qatar

Raphaël Varane, the defender of Manchester United and the Blues. FRANK FIFE / AFP

The captain of the Blues has taken a stand on the question of the next World Cup in Qatar.

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In the small conference room of the Parken Stadium, rafael varan You must have expected this question. And she had cleverly prepared her response. Captain of the Blues in the absence of Hugo Lloris on Sunday night in Copenhagen for the team’s last game of the Nations League, the defender responded to the theme heard many times in the course of the next World Cup (November 20-December 18) in Qatar. “It is a sensitive, serious issue, we listen, we know what is being saidsupports international. Obviously as a player we inherited a situation with a decision made 12 years ago. We follow what is happening.”

A little earlier in the day, the NGO Amnesty International noted the “deafening silence“world champions”to the thousands of migrant workers who died on construction sites in Qatar and the thousands of others subjected to forced labor“, and in particular of the FFF. “it is good to ask the questionthe mancunian advances. Everyone has their place, their role, communicated the FFF on the subject. Everyone has a role to play. The media too. It is important to talk about certain issues such as human rights, discrimination, illuminate it, wear the bracelet, these are strong words. The FFF was clear on the subject.”

On Thursday night against Austria (2-0), the Blues captain wore an armband with colored stripes in favor of inclusion and against all forms of discrimination. As happened with nine other European teams. An initiative that will be extended during the next World Cup in Qatar. For several months, NGOs have raised many questions about homosexuality and the rights of migrant workers. From where the passing of arms between Amnesty International and the FFF this Friday. With a French soccer federation that wanted to reaffirm its involvement in these social issues.

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