FIFA President Says Europe Should Be Apologizing For ‘Next 3,000’ Years For What It’s Done

Uruguay's forward Edinson Cavani controls the ball with the head during a training session at the Al Erssal training centre in Doha on November 20, 2022, during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by PABLO PORCIUNCULA / AFP) (Photo by PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “I think for what we Europeans have been doing in the last 3,000 years around the world we should be apologizing for the next 3,000 years before starting to give moral lessons to people,” he said.
  • Qatar has faced criticism over treatment of migrant workers and its laws outlawing homosexuality as it prepares to host the World Cup, one of the world’s most watched sporting events.
  • “How many of these European or Western business companies who earn millions and millions from Qatar or other countries in the region, billions every year. How many of them have addressed migrant workers’ rights, with the authorities? I have the answer for you? None of them. Because any change in the legislation means less profit,” Infantino continued.

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