The dutch national team announced that he will take time off during his stay at qatar for talk to immigrants who helped in the construction of the stadiums for the 2022 World Cupas announced this Friday by the coach Louis vanGaal.
The team has planned meet up with approximately 20 immigrants on November 17 for talk about their working conditions and give them the opportunity to join the footballers in training.
The Dutch KNVB has been one of the football associations that has been shown criticism of human rights and working conditions in Qatarwhere the immigrant workers and foreigners constitute most of the 2.8 million inhabitants.
The country has come under severe scrutiny from human rights groups over the issue of immigrants in the run-up to the tournament, with the decision to choose Qatar as the venue being one of the most controversial in history.
Van Gaal said that the meeting aims to give visibility to the often dire circumstances in which the stadiums were built and other infrastructure for the tournament, before the team’s focus turns entirely to competition.
The fact that we are willing to do this says something about the ideas of the KNVB and this team. But after the hour with immigrants, the focus must shift to Senegal.
Netherlands is part of Group A and will face the selections of Senegal, Ecuador and Qatarbeginning with the Africans on November 21.
Van Gaal He also asserted this year that he felt it wasthat the World Cup will be played in Qatarand accused the FIFA to bring the tournament to the Middle Eastern emirate for economic and commercial reasons.
(With information from Reuters)