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Qatar Responds: Don’t Cancel the 2022 World Cup

The tournament’s host country pushes back on Franklin Foer’s proposal that FIFA change course and reallocate funds to women’s soccer.
Source: Reuters

Cancel Qatar

Last week, the United States won the 2019 Women’s World Cup championship. The tournament, Franklin Foer , was “an exhibition of excellence, a noble step in the struggle for gender equity.” In contrast, he argued, the 2022 Men’s World Cup, set to take place in Qatar, “will be an authoritarian regime’s vulgar vanity project,.” The money that would be spent on that World Cup, Foer said, would be better invested in the women’s game.

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