Royal Netherlands Football Association call to ban Qatar Worldcup

The Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) expressed its opposition to Qatar holding the World Cup. KNVB says Conditions for migrant workers in the country are terrible, but a boycott is not the best response.

Human rights organizations emphasize that a boycott would mean that migrant workers would lose their wages and recent progress in Qatar would come to a halt. In their view, it is better at this stage to go to Qatar and use the World Cup to exert diplomatic pressure on the authorities to pursue reforms. The KNVB has been doing this for some time and continues to alert both the government in Qatar and FIFA to the problems.