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FIFA president’s rambling tirade was first own goal of the tournament

Gianni Infantino was the first to deflect at the World Cup. Perhaps even an own goal.

FIFA President, who advised the teams to keep their eyes on football, did nothing on the eve before kick-off.

He was determined to expose the hypocrisy of critics and delivered a moral lecture from his.

It seemed like he was referring to colonialism when it was said that Europeans were not allowed to criticize Qatar. Instead, they should apologize for their own behavior for the next 3000 years.

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He attempted to show empathy by saying, bizarrely, “Today I feel gay…today I feel [like] a worker in the migrant industry.”

He even attempted to compare his family’s experience of migrating from Italy and Switzerland to Qatar with that of the workers who arrived in Qatar for low-paid, often brutal jobs.

Countless died prematurely. We will never know the human cost of Qatar hosting the World Cup, as there are no post-mortem examinations.

The rambling tirade of Mr Infantino, which lasted more than an hour before any questions were taken at the news conferment, brought new attention to Qatar’s potential suitability for hosting the tournament.

He seemed to be the representative of the Middle Eastern country, even though he was not speaking to the media.

He dismissed any criticism of Qatar but he said that he has seen changes in the working conditions for migrants who he considered hypocritical.

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The story behind the Qatar World Cup

This was the World Cup host that FIFA chose 12 years ago.

Qatar has ended corruption investigations, ensuring that the eight stadiums can host 64 matches at the World Cup and possibly the last international tournament for Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Lionel Messi.

After an opening ceremony that will not only celebrate the football yet to come, Qatar will make their World Cup debut against Ecuador on Sunday.

Qatar is celebrating 12 years of being attacked.

However, Mr Infantino will hope that his extravagant praise doesn’t come back to bite.

He was fawning over Russia’s 2018 host, Vladimir Putin, even though human rights activists were concerned.

FIFA had to then ban Russia from the World Cup because of its invasion of Ukraine.

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