Hans Dieter Flick, technician of the Germany national team, considered that, for various reasons, including “exorbitant prices”, “the unacceptable situation for homosexuals” or systematic “human rights violations”the World Cup Qatar 2022 will not be a party for many fans.
The German strategist 57, told the editorial network RND.
I have many acquaintances who would love to fly to Qatar, but refrain from doing so for many reasons. Because they can’t afford the exorbitant prices, because the situation is unacceptable for homosexuals, because there are human rights violations, because minorities are marginalized.
Basically, I think it’s a shame that this tournament is not going to be a World Cup for the fans. Soccer should be for everyone. That is why I say that it is not a World Cup for the normal fan.
Eight years ago, Flick lifted the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as second of the then coach Joachim Low, whom he replaced after last year’s European Championship. The coach has already announced that he wants to exchange ideas with his experienced predecessor.
“I have helped plan four tournaments as a second and I know what is important. Nevertheless, it may be an advantage to sit with Jogi again (Löw) and comment on your impressions and experiences. On what can happen in a tournament like this (Qatar 2022) and how he experienced it from the perspective of the national coach”, he highlighted.
World Cup Qatar 2022 will take place between November 20 and December 18. Germany will face in the group stage Japan (November 23), Spain (November 27) and Costa Rica (December 1st).
(With information from Europe Press)