Harry Kane reveals discussions on taking collective stand on human rights in Qatar

England captain Harry Kane has said he has discussed taking a unified stance on the human rights issues surrounding this year’s men’s Copa Mundial in Qatar with Denmark’s Christian Eriksen and France captain Hugo Lloris.

Christian Eriksen got in touch with me a couple of weeks ago now,” the 28-year-old told reporters during a press conference on Monday, Reuters informó.
Kane, who is teammates with Lloris at Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, dicho: “Obviamente, there is Hugo Lloris, who I am in touch with a lot anyway. So the discussion was there to maybe do something as a collective.
    When we come to a decision of something we want to do, con seguridad, we will share it,” él agregó, speaking ahead of his side’s UEFA Nations League match against Hungary on Tuesday. “I think it will be important to do it collectively. I feel like it will be a bit more of a stance, a bit more power.
      CNN has contacted Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), which is in charge of coordinating the tournament, for a response.
        Hugo Lloris (far left), Harry Kane (center left) and Christian Eriksen (far right) during a training session when they were Tottenham teammates.

        Human rights issues

        Much of the buildup to this year’s tournament has focused on Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers and the country’s anti-homosexuality laws.
          En Mayo, Norway’s FA President Lise Klaveness gave a stinging speech where she said the decision to give World Cup hosting rights to Qatar wasunacceptable,” insisting that FIFA should do more to uphold its principles of human rights.
          A month later, Amnistía Internacional sent an open letter co-signed by other human rights organizations to FIFA President Gianni Infantino, asking football’s international governing body to designate at least $ 440 million to reimburse migrant workers.
          La carta followed a report published by Amnesty in April that said security guards who are migrant workers in Qatarincluding some with jobs on projects linked to the World Cupare being put through working conditionswhich amount to forced labor.
          En una oracion, Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said it has beencommitted to protecting the health, safety and security of any worker engaged on official FIFA World Cup projects.
          sin embargo, the Amnesty report claimed the SC and FIFA fell short of conductingadequate due diligencebefore contracting private companies for the World Cup.
          Australian footballer Josh Cavallo has also spoken out ahead of this year’s World Cup.
          Until Blackpool FC’s Jake Daniels salió como gay En Mayo, Cavallo was the only current, openly gay player in men’s top flight football. He told English newspaper the Guardian last year that he would be “asustado” to play at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by up to three years in prison.
          Responding to Cavallo’s fears, Nasser Al Khater, the chief executive of the tournament’s organizing committee, dijo CNN Sport’s Amanda Davies: “On the contrary, we welcome him here in the state of Qatar, we welcome him to come and see even prior to the World CupNobody feels threatened here, nobody feels unsafe.

          ‘They’re making a stand

          Declan Rice (far left) and John Stones (center right) take the knee prior to England's Euro 2020 quarterfinal against Ukraine.

          The current roster of footballers in England’s men’s national team have historically taken a stance on social issues.
          Before and during the Euro 2020 tournament last summer, England’s players took the knee ahead of each gamean act manager Gareth Southgate said showed their support of anti-racismeven though the gesture continued to divide fans.
          En 2020, England forward Marcus Rashford steered a campaign to end child food poverty and successfully persuaded the UK government to reverse its decision to not extend free school meal vouchers for disadvantaged children during the summer holidays.
          They’re making a stand every time they speak,” Southgate said during the press conference on Monday.
          Southgate said he had met with some of the workers in Qatar andhad a long discussionwith them, agregando, “I’m back out there in a few weeks.
          The FA are doing things. I know Harry has had conversations with some of the other captains as well, because we think some collective standpoints would be important,” Southgate added.
            I think to have that consistency, I don’t think countries are wanting to outdo each other or pick each other off. I think they’re trying to do something that would try to make a difference if possible. Asi que, sabes, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.
            The World Cup is set to take place from November 21 a diciembre 18 después en este año.

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