Published On: Fri, Apr 24th, 2015

Greens call for England to boycott Qatar 2022 World Cup

England’s football team should boycott the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in protest over the country’s human rights record, the Green Party has said.

Leader Natalie Bennett added her voice to a growing chorus of calls for the team to refuse to take part in the Gulf state-hosted event, amid anger over the human rights and the exploitation of workers, as well as alleged corruption during the bidding process.

Personally no, that’s my personal opinion. I think there are so many issues around Qatar – human rights issues, workers’ rights issues.