FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s long speech in which he harshly blasted many critics of the World Cup in Qatar and said, among other things, that he himself feels like a migrant worker has been mocked in the Western media. At the same time, many Arabs were relieved that someone finally expressed their feelings about criticizing Qatar and the country’s heroism, CNN wrote in an analysis text.
– I think the Western media is biased because they do not want to see Arab success, Muslim success means hosting a world football championship in a developing country, says 20-year-old Qatari Najd Al-Mohannadi.
Shaun Engel of The Guardian writes about Germany’s shock loss to Japan, which was preceded by an anti-FIFA protest by German players.
“This is what happens when you don’t focus on football,” a Qatari correspondent wrote on social media, and his post received more than 200,000 likes.
It was a schadenfreude comment that was also completely wrong because Germany played well and controlled large parts of the match, writes Engel. He believes that even if protesting did contribute to the loss, it would still be the right thing to do.
The picture of the German players with their hands over their mouths shows […] To echo generations.
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