Ex-Manchester United manager takes aim at FIFA over Qatar World Cup
Louis van Gaal has delivered an honest verdict on Qatar hosting the next World Cup.
Football has allowed sportswashing to get its hands dirty on football clubs and now the biggest tournaments, and we should give credit to our former manager Van Gaal for speaking his mind while others like Eddie Howe are sitting on the fence.
The tournament will take place from November 21 to December 18, with the play-offs taking place during the current international break.
“I have already spoken about it in previous press conferences”, Van Gaal said, according to The Athletic. “I think it’s ridiculous that the World Cup is here.
“We play in a country where FIFA says it wants to develop football there. It’s b******t, but it doesn’t matter. It’s a question of money, interests This is important at FIFA.
“Why do you think I don’t sit on any FIFA or UEFA committee with my expertise? Because I’ve always opposed those kinds of organisations.
“I can tell Qatar later, but it won’t help the world get rid of this problem.”
In light of the human rights abuses that have taken place in the country, we can only agree with Van Gaal, and he’s clearly not afraid to get paid by FIFA with comments. like this one.
As a footballer, why would he? Van Gaal has pocketed enough money throughout his career and has always sought to develop the game.
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