State Minister for Youth and Sports Joao Paulo Correa said on Friday that Qatar “does not abide by human rights” and, therefore, “was not the best choice” to host the World Cup.
In fact, the State of Qatar does not abide by human rights. The choice that was made is not new, but it was not the best choice for FIFA and that has already been proven. Joao Paulo Correa said on the sidelines of the Thinking Football Summit in Porto that the commitments that Qatar made at that time regarding human rights, freedoms and guarantees were not fulfilled ».
The official followed the opinion of the President of the Republic (see related news), to maintain focus on field performance.
“What was meant was that, days before it began, we were all dreaming of the world title. Although the struggle to defend human rights must always be present, we cannot lose focus on the participation of our national team », said Joao Paulo Correa , who also spoke on the case of Cristiano Ronaldo and the impact it may have on performance.From the team coached by Fernando Santos:
“Ronaldo will go down in football history. If another football summit is organized in a hundred years, we will talk about Cristiano. He has unwavering mental strength, he is a player who has already broken all records, he will beat this record and will contribute greatly to achieving what I dream of him becoming a world title, a first for our national team.
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