As a gay woman, I’d never want to go to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup – footballers should speak out about human rights.

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As a gay woman, I would never want to go to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup – footballers should speak out about human rights.

The most important thing we footballers can do before the World Cup is talk about the situation there, writes Chelsea captain Magda Eriksson, for the sake of the workers who have had no voice.

It’s Women’s Football Weekend, but I’d like to talk about something in the men’s game in my first column of the season, namely the Qatar World Cup.

The men’s qualifiers this week got me thinking about how I’d feel if the women were going to Qatar next year, and the truth is, I’d be conflicted.

In our Sweden dressing room, we’d undoubtedly be discussing it.

I suppose one of the advantages of being a female footballer is that we’ve always had to stand up for ourselves.

Throughout my career, there has been a larger topic to address in almost every interview – for a long time, it was promoting women’s football – and so it may come naturally now.

To be fair, the Swedish Football Federation has been active in putting pressure on Fifa, sending joint letters urging the world body to address human and worker rights in Qatar, including asking Fifa to investigate the thousands of deaths reported by Amnesty International since the 2022 finals were awarded.

In June, the Norwegian Football Association held a vote on a possible boycott, and in September, Sweden’s men canceled plans for a January training camp in Qatar due to pressure from Swedish top-flight clubs.

However, I haven’t heard many individual players speak out yet, and I’m disappointed in our Swedish players for not taking a stronger stance.

I wouldn’t expect them all to have an opinion, but those who do should feel free to express it because they have such a large platform.

I recently read an article on ThePlayers’ Tribune website by Tim Sparv, Finland’s captain, in which he emphasized this point.

He doesn’t consider himself a household name, but after spending two and a half years trying to figure out what’s going on in Qatar, he’s doing everything he can to raise awareness about the situation.

Because I’m a football fanatic, the.

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As a gay woman, I would never want to go to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup – footballers should speak out about human rights.

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