“Everyone will be welcomed with open arms”, reassures Fatma Samoura

Fatma Samoura is sure of it. In an exclusive interview granted to Europe 1 and to be found, this Thursday evening from 8 p.m. in Europe 1 Sportsno discrimination against any sexual minority will be committed during the World Cup in Qatar, which is to be held from November 20 to December 18.

“Everyone will be welcomed with open arms, whether you are with your rainbow flag or you come with your companion, people are not going to give you problems”, she assures the microphone ofEurope 1 Sport.

“People are going to be pleasantly surprised”

For the number 2 of FIFA, the prejudices around Qatar remain unfounded and are only a pure invention from the West. “I think people would benefit from coming to Qatar to discover another people, another culture, and soak up the realities of the Arab world,” responded Fatma Samoura.

“For me the most important thing is the mixing that this World Cup will generate. For people who have never set foot in a Gulf country to try to understand how these people live,” said the secretary general. of FIFA.

False accusations

For Fatma Samoura, these accusations are only fiction and based on prejudice. It is inspired by the previous World Cup where the critics were wrongly fused.

“I think people are going to be pleasantly surprised, a bit like in 2018. Everyone will claim that in Russia there was going to be repression, that people couldn’t have demonstrated, that all LGBT people were going to have problems. But we realized that it was wrong”, she justified at the microphone of Europe 1

“Come and discover the most beautiful World Cup, you will have a look for the eyes, and for the senses”, this is the message that Fatma Samoura wanted to convey to conclude this exclusive interview which will be to be found in full, this evening, at from 8 p.m. on the show Europe 1 Sport.


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