Conmebol supports FIFA in the face of controversy before the World Cup

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Conmebol supports FIFA in the face of controversy before the World Cup

On Friday November 4, the President of FIFA Gianni Infantino asked the qualified teams for the World Cup “not to let football be drawn into all the ideological or political battles that exist”. While no continental institution had yet expressed itself (like UEFA), and despite an open letter published this Sunday by ten European federations to ask for the improvement of the rights of migrant workers in Qatar, the Confederation South American Football Association (Conmebol) supports this message.

“The message (of sport) is powerful because it is universal, it goes far beyond political or ideological differences.

Alejandro Dominguez, President of Conmebol

“Conmebol and its ten member associations call on the world of football to support the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022”can we read in a press release published Monday by the institution, whose president, Alejandro Dominguez, is also vice-president of FIFA. The message (Sport) is powerful because it is universal, it goes far beyond political or ideological disputes, temporary disagreements and occasional confrontations. »

Conmebol had invited Qatar to play in the 2019 Copa America

“The time has come for disagreements and fights to take a back seat, for the matches to begin so that all citizens can enjoy a universal celebration, long awaited by our planet”, also sets out this press release. In 2019, Conmebol invited Qatar to participate in the Copa America as one of two Asian teams in the 12-team tournament, alongside Japan.

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