Zidane on The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: “We must leave the controversy aside”

While many French cities will not broadcast the World Cup in Qatar on a giant screen as a boycott, Zinédine Zidane spoke regarding that subject on Monday at the Grévin museum in Paris. “We have to put the controversy aside and give way to the game and the World Cup,” stressed the 1998 Ballon d’Or winner.

“We must leave the controversy aside and give way to the game and the World Cup”. This is what Zinédine Zidane said on Monday, about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which provokes many polemics and calls for a boycott.

“I wish the French national team a very good competition. I don’t know if I’ll be going to Qatar yet,” added the former coach of Real Madrid, at the Grévin Museum in Paris, where he came to inaugurate a new statue of himself. In any case, what we say about anything will never be fair, never true and timely,’ he added, in the presence of his parents, his wife and children.

Since Qatar awarded the organization of the World Cup in in December 2010, the competition, which will start on 20 November, has sparked many controversies on topics such as respect for human rights and environmental protection. The working conditions of the foreign workers who built the infrastructures and the course of the competition in eight stadiums, seven of which were built from the ground up.