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Former Finnish international Tim Sparv encourages World Cup participants to make their voices heard
Former Finnish international Tim Sparv encourages World Cup participants to make their voices heard
Former Finnish international Tim Sparv encourages World Cup participants to make their voices heard
Football Former Finnish international Tim Sparv encourages World Cup participants to make their...

Former Finnish international Tim Sparv encourages World Cup participants to make their voices heard

Former Finnish international Tim Sparv pushes World Cup participants to speak up. He believes that the subject of human rights must be addressed during the forthcoming World Cup in Qatar.

Sparv assumes the issue of the players flying to Qatar. “Would I have gone to the World Cup if Finland had qualified? Yes, I would have gone. I also do not expect any players to boycott the World Cup.” He stated to The Players’ Tribune, “I may be a hypocrite.”

Sparv was inspired by teammate international Riku Riski’s refusal to join a training camp in Qatar in 2019. “I simply couldn’t believe it. How can you turn down your country? I was familiar with him and his background, which is why I started looking into Qatar.”

Former Finnish international Tim: “If we remain silent, decisions that result in additional deaths may be made”

Sparv made the first move. In September of last year, he sparked the conversation by raising awareness of the situation in Qatar. Former FC Groningen midfielder wants to keep the flames alive. “If we remain silent, decisions that result in additional deaths may be made. I believe we are nearing a tipping point for the sport we all love. ‘In what direction is it heading?”

Sparv finds a troubling tendency. Saudi Arabia appears to be interested in hosting the 2030 World Cup alongside Greece and Egypt. “It would be fantastic if Saudi Arabia got it; it would be a litmus test for FIFA’s human rights commission,” the Finn remarked of the organisation. “In order to have a chance, Saudi Arabia should be forced to do this, this, and this.”

“You’d think that an organisation like FIFA would set a positive example, but instead, they send a message to the World Cup participants, pushing them to focus on football,” Sparv said, urging the players to publicly express their displeasure. “Change must come from the bottom up; if we don’t wake up, more decisions that literally murder people will be made.”

Former Finnish international Tim Sparv encourages World Cup participants to make their voices heard
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