Football World Cup in Qatar: half of the French do not intend to watch a single match

Football World Cup in Qatar: half of the French do not intend to watch a single match

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The rich gas emirate is regularly denounced by NGOs for the treatment reserved for the hundreds of thousands of workers who have come from Asia in particular on the major construction sites linked to the World Cup.

Are you likely to watch at least one match of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar which starts on November 20? To this question, nearly one in two French people answered in the negative, according to a Yougov poll for Amnesty International. In detail, out of 1,018 French adults questioned, 13% consider it “rather unlikely” to watch even one World Cup match and 35% say it is “very unlikely”. On the other hand, 21% consider it “fairly likely” and 26% “very likely”.

A decried world

The rich gas emirate is regularly denounced by NGOs for the treatment reserved for the hundreds of thousands of workers who have come from Asia in particular on the major construction sites linked to the World Cup. Doha and the governing body of world football insist on their side on the progress made.

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On this subject, 70% of those questioned believe that the French Football Federation should speak out publicly when only 9% think the opposite and 21% say they do not know. This international survey of 17,000 adults in 15 countries (in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Morocco and Kenya) also indicates that a majority of World Cup fans football are in favor of compensation by Fifa for workers “who suffered” during the preparations for the 2022 World Cup scheduled for Qatar.



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