Manchester United stars have revealed the schedule and venue for the World Cup
Fernandes was asked for his thoughts on possibly taking a break from domestic action to play in the showpiece tournament in the Gulf state.
The Premier League action ended at the weekend with United claiming a dramatic 2-1 victory at Fulham thanks to a stoppage time goal from substitute Alejandro Garnacho.
Attention will now turn to the 2022 World Cup, which opens with hosts Qatar facing Ecuador on November 20.
Controversy surrounds Qatar’s hosting of the final since it was awarded in 2010, the country’s treatment of migrant workers and the criminalization of same-sex relationships among the issues of most concern.
Following United’s win at Craven Cottage, Fernandes was asked for his thoughts on possibly taking a break from domestic action to play in the showpiece tournament in the Gulf state.
“The World Cup is not the ideal time to play it, for everyone – the children are in school, people are going to work. It will not be the best time for people to watch the matches,” said said Fernandes on Sky Sports.
“We have seen the surrounding area over the last few weeks and months, and people who have died during the construction of the stadiums. We are not happy for that.
“We want football to be for everyone and for everyone to be included and involved in the World Cup.
“It’s the World Cup, it’s for everyone, no matter who. I don’t think that kind of thing should happen all the time.
“But for a World Cup that’s more than football – it’s a celebration for the fans and the players, and a joy to watch, it should be done in a better way.”
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was also on the scoresheet at Craven Cottage, his first goal for United, and gave his views on Qatar 2022.
“It’s been mentioned a lot,” Eriksen said. “It doesn’t matter where it is, it’s football. We qualified and we’re just going to play football.
“I totally agree with Bruno. There’s a lot of focus on it, how the World Cup went and why it’s in Qatar. was not done the right way.
“We are footballers, we play football – politics is something above us to make that decision.
“Of course we try to say our thing and do what we can. We want to focus on that, but the change has to come from somewhere else.
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