Sweden withdraw from Qatar training camp over workers’ rights

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Sweden heads to Greece on Wednesday in a 2022 World Cup qualifier.

According to Sweden Football Association (SVFF), they had pulled out of January’s training camp in Qatar due to concerns over migrant workers rights involved in the preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

The above decision was reached after a discussions between the SVFF and Swedish domestic outfits late on Tuesday.

The statement by the SVFF president Hakan Sjostrand read: “It is clear there is a consensus among the clubs against organising this camp in Qatar,”

“The January camp is sportingly important to us and we will work to ensure that it can take place elsewhere next year.”

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