FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Boycott
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|FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Boycott|
|Founder||Republic of Abenica|
|Intent||Verbal protest against the Qatar for its human rights abuses|
|Participants||7 (2 diplomatic only)|
The initiative follows the official dismissal of an Algerian national team player from his Qatari team for scoring the goal that knocked Qatar out of the Arab Cup.
In addition, there are strong rumours, not unfounded, about how Qatar was chosen to host the World Cup in the midst of a shady process involving bribes and all sorts of perks to senior FIFA officials, the slavery conditions of workers preparing the World Cup, and systematic violations of human rights.
For all these reasons, the Prime Minister of Abenica, Jolker Ruizun, not finding any movement in the micronationalism that would have acted to boycott the World Cup in Qatar, decided to promote one from the micronation, for ethical and moral reasons, as a symbolic support for the victims of the brutal Qatari regime and the Western countries that look the other way for economic reasons when it comes to condemning human rights violations.
To participate in the initiative, the micronation is only required to make an official announcement on its social media accounts or website.
- Commonwealth of Fennario
- Republic of Abenica
- Salanda (Diplomatic only)
- Principality of Sancratosia
- Respubliko de Lomoria
- Imperial Republic of Traverria (diplomatic only)
- "Qatari club terminate star player's contract after goal against national team". Mirror.co.uk.
- "U.S. Says FIFA Officials Were Bribed to Award World Cups to Russia and Qatar". The New York Times.
- "Qatar's foreign domestic workers subjected to slave-like conditions". The Guardian.
- "QATAR 2020 Human Rights". Amnesty International.
- "Sovereign Ordinance no 19 of 5 January 2022 on the boycott of the 2022 FIFA World Cup organized in Qatar". Government of Sancratosia. 5 January 2022.