Eric Cantona has stated that he will not be watching the Qatar World Cup this winter and has slammed the country for its treatment of migrant workers.
Cantona Against Qatar
Since they were awarded the 2022 World Cup in 2010, Qatar has been chastised for its treatment of migrant workers. There have been numerous allegations of corruption and migrant worker mistreatment.
A report from the Guardian last year claimed more than 6000 migrant workers, from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, died while helping construct the stadiums for the tournament which is scheduled to take place between 21 November and 18 December this year.
About the French Footballer
In seven of his last eight full seasons as a professional, he won the league championship. He was a member of the French national team at the international level. Cantona, who was charismatic and outspoken, was the first inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.
Cantona was a physically strong, hard-working forward who combined skill and creativity with power and goalscoring ability. He is widely regarded as having played a vital role in the reawakening of Manchester United as a modern football force in the 1990s, and he has a legendary status at the club. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers of his generation.
Word from Cantona
Cantona, a former Manchester United player, was blunt in his assessment of the World Cup host nation in an exclusive interview with Sportsmail.
He said: “To be honest, I don’t really care about the next World Cup, which is not a real World Cup for me. In the last decades, you had a lot of events like the Olympic Games or World Cups in countries that are emerging – like in Russia or China.”
“But Qatar – it’s not the country of football. I’m not against the idea of hosting a World Cup in a country where there is a possibility to develop and promote football, like in South Africa or the United States in the ’90s.”
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