The Canadian Football Federation took part in the campaign on Friday demanding more rights for workers and the LGBT community in Qatar, as the country prepares to host the World Cup in just over three weeks. (November 20-December 18). “Canada Soccer supports the continued pursuit of further progress on workers’ rights and inclusion”the organization said in a statement.
Although it recognizes that progress has been made, the federation wants “ensure that these reforms lead to tangible improvements”going beyond the competition.
This week, as the wave of criticism denouncing the organization of the World Cup in Qatar continued, the country’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, lamented “double standards” in the reproaches formulated against the Gulf monarchy.
Australia on Thursday became the first team to qualify for the competition to openly criticize Qatar for the lack of respect for human rights observed before the World Cup.