Not up to players to make Qatar World Cup protest, insists Jürgen Klopp

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  • Klopp: ‘We know how it happened and we let it happen’
  • Liverpool manager confirms he will not attend tournament

Jürgen Klopp has said Fifa’s decision to award the World Cup to Qatar should make everyone angry 12 years on but insisted it is wrong to demand a political stance from the managers and players involved.

The Liverpool manager will not attend and admits he has no enthusiasm for a tournament shrouded in controversy, from the abuse of migrant workers to the treatment of LGBTQ+ fans. Klopp believes there should have been a robust challenge to Fifa’s awarding of the competition to Qatar in 2010. In the absence of one, he insists it should not fall to the likes of Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane to lead any protests.

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Written by Andy Hunter
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/nov/04/not-up-to-players-to-make-qatar-world-cup-protest-says-jurgen-klopp under the title “Not up to players to make Qatar World Cup protest, insists Jürgen Klopp”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.