England are set to be briefed by the FA about human rights in Qatar next week ahead of UEFA Nations League clash with Switzerland… after Conor Coady insisted the Three Lions need to ‘learn more’ before 2022 World Cup
England players will be briefed next week by FA executives about human rights in Qatar before their UEFA Nations League match against Switzerland.
It is expected that Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International will co-ordinate a unified position on what is needed from Qatar, which is hosting the World Cup in November and December.
Conor Coady, part of the senior leadership team of England players, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘The situation is something we all need to learn [about], discover our own opinions. It’s not something we know too much about.
England will be briefed about human rights at the 2022 Qatar World Cup next week
There have been concerns around worker welfare in the build up to the winter tournament
‘I think we do need to learn more, and then obviously the boys will then develop their own positions.’
England footballers have become increasingly vocal and active on human rights and political issues such as taking the knee for BLM and supporting school meals.
World Cup organisers and FIFA have claimed only three workers have died from industrial accidents while constructing World Cup grounds, but campaigners say 33 workers have died on World Cup projects, many of which were unexplained deaths, and that 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar since 2010.
Conor Coady said England were eager to learn more about human rights in Qatar