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Conmebol released a statement that differs with England’s position on the World Cup in Qatar.

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Nov-07 23:45 first published at 23:45 PM


The Qatar World Cup begins in less than two weeks, and controversy surrounds the first major football tournament to be held during the winter months. Loading Video Unavailable video Hislop confronts Gary Neville over the Qatar World Cup South American football officials have stated that it is “time to leave controversies behind” as the World Cup approaches. Conmebol, the South American football confederation, issued a statement in the midst of the controversy surrounding the tournament in Qatar, calling for “unity in support.” The World Cup has been marred by controversy due to the treatment of migrant workers as well as concerns about the safety of LGBTQ fans. FIFA, the world governing body, wrote to all 32 participating nations, including England and Wales, urging them to “focus on the football.” The English Football Association (EFA) responded by joining other national associations in stating that they would continue to speak out, and Harry Kane is expected to wear a rainbow armband. Conmebol, on the other hand, has issued a statement saying, “Conmebol and its ten member associations join the call for world football unity in support of the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022.”” A country eager to demonstrate its hospitality and warmth, magnificent sports venues, and 32 well-prepared teams with maximum potential. They guarantee a tournament that will undoubtedly be remembered.” Human society today, as few times in history, requires the powerful message of sport in general, and football, the most popular of them, in particular.

Argentina will compete in the World Cup as a member of Conmebol (Image: AFP via Getty Images).

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“This message is powerful because it is universal; it transcends political or ideological differences, temporary disagreements, and occasional clashes. It is a message of hope, tolerance, inclusion, diversity, and unity.” The time has come to put aside controversies and controversies and value and enjoy a true ecumenical party, which has been eagerly anticipated by the entire world. Allow the ball to begin rolling in order to bring joy and emotions to everyone!” The World Cup starts on 20 November and runs until 18 December and it remains to be seen whether fans will attend and travel to Qatar in their usual numbers. Continue reading
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