The Dutch national team will make a statement against the human rights violations in Qatar at the international match against Latvia on Saturday. Earlier this week, Norway and Germany already took a stand against the situation in the host country of the World Cup.
“I can give you a scoop: we plan to do something tomorrow,” said Matthijs de Ligt at a press conference in Zeist on Friday. “You will see tomorrow exactly how we are going to do that.”
Players from Norway wore shirts with the imprint “human rights, on and off the field” on Wednesday. The eleven players from Germany came onto the field on Thursday with the letters of ‘human rights‘on their shirt.
“At Orange, we talked a lot about the situation in Qatar,” said the Orange defender. “Everyone agrees that things happened there that are not possible and that is why we are making a statement about human rights.”
From research of The Guardian has shown that at least 6,500 migrant workers were killed between 2010 and 2020. An unknown proportion of the victims fell during construction work on the eight new World Cup stadiums.
The Netherlands-Latvia starts on Saturday at 6 p.m. As part of a Fieldlab test, five thousand spectators are present in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
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