Alan Shearer admits UK ‘has issues’ as Gary Lineker asks if Qatar World Cup is wrong


Alan Shearer admitted the United Kingdom’s issues to deal with before it can take a principled stand against other nations and added his voice to the chorus of dissenting opponents to Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup. The one-time England striker was invited to share his view on the growing points about Qatar’s handling tournament organization and suggested they have continued to move the goalposts.
Qatar controversially granted the game in 2010 after FIFA’s Executive Committee partners chose to host the first-ever World Cup on Asian soil. The decision made by half of the members voted found to be sanctioned or removed from their positions.

Former president Sepp Blatter, who was in charge of the organization and defended the decision to award Qatar the World Cup despite its mortal ownership record, recently admitted it was a mistake. Fans have complained about shoddy accommodation, high prices, and the ban on alcohol sold in and around stadiums, with Qatar officials back on their commitments in their original bid.
In an honest discussion of the game opener between Qatar and Ecuador, the BBC’s World Cup coverage host Gary Lineker asked Shearer for his opinion on whether it was right to hold the tournament in the Middle East.
Gary Lineker has hit back at those who criticized the BBC’s coverage World Cup opening ceremony.

In the BBC’s broadcast of the door match between Qatar and Ecuador on Sunday afternoon, TV presenter Lineker managed the poor human rights record in Qatar in an opening monologue.
The controversial match booted off with the keeper nation facing Ecuador in Group A, with the game shown live on the free-to-air channel. They lost 2-0 after an Enner Valencia image.
But fellow TV presenter Piers Morgan reacted angrily on Twitter, publishing Outrageously rude to Qatar that the BBC didn’t broadcast the World Cup opening ceremony and instead put out more virtue-signaling guff about how awful it is.
If they’re that appalled, they should bring home their vast army of employees & spare us this absurd hypocrisy.
Football writer Grace Robertson tweeted Yeah, BBC ignore the opening ceremony entirely. Partly just because they were showing the WSL until 5 minutes ago, but they’ve been straight into a basic overview of Qatar talking points.’

But Lineker responded not true. It was shown lives in its entirety on @BBCiPlayer, the BBC Sport website, and the red button. The timing of the opening ceremony changed to an earlier time very recently WSL already confirmed on @bbcone. If you wanted to watch it, you could.’
He said Lineker had said the most controversial World Cup in recent history ball hasn’t even kicked. FIFA chose Qatar in 2010, the smallest nation to host football’s great competition has faced some big questions.
In the bidding process accusations of corruption in the treatment of migrant workers who’ve built the stadiums, many lost their lives. Homosexuality is illegal here women’s rights are also in the spotlight. The determination to change the game from summer to winter.

Against that backdrop, their tournament played here will be watched and enjoyed around the world. Stick to football FIFA well we will – for a couple of minutes at least.
Alan Shearer, Alex Scott, and Ashley Williams were working as pundits and addressed Qatar’s behavior since being handed the tournament, and Shearer was particularly critical of the awarding.
He said every country has its issues including our own country, and I’m not saying we’re perfect, we’re far from it, but we were there in 2010 they were as surprised as anyone was.
Mohammed bin Hammam from Qatar, who the chairman of the Asian football association banned for life, even Sepp Blatter recently said it was a mistake, so that’s where this World Cup.

Williams then honed in on FIFA, adding think when they awarded Qatar the tournament, there were zero considerations for human rights worker’s rights were no considerations put in place for the building of the stadiums.
It’s been 10 years before we’ve seen any changes in that improving working conditions and labor laws. The only positive this international tension has led to some reform. He thinks it only becomes sports washing when we don’t talk about it.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino showed a staggering lecture on Saturday when he once again begged for the focus tournament to be on football and called the ‘one-sided’ criticism hypocrisy.

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