A German delegation was recently in Qatar, where they met with FIFA officials to address critical matters. FIFA was represented by Gianni Infantino, while Germany’s delegation was led by Nancy Faeser, the Minister of Interior and Community.
Other attendees of the meeting included:-
- Mahmut Ozdemir, Parliamentary State Secretary
- Claudius Fishbach, Germany’s Ambassador to Qatar
- Bernd Neuendorf, President of the Germany Football Association
Participants from FIFA at the meeting included:-
- Heimo Schirgi, FIFA Deputy COO for FIFA World Cup
- Myriam Burkhard, the Head of International Relations & Public Affairs
- Helmut Spahn, Director for Safety, Security, & Access
- Andreas Graf, the Head of HR & Anti-Discrimination
Both sides had equal opportunities to discuss crucial topics related to the preparation for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Infantino highlighted long-term progress in labor conditions in the recent past, among other topics. Current initiatives include the abolition of the Kafala System, the implementation of minimum pay, and the implementation of heat protection rules.
Independent organizations, namely the International Trade Union Confederation and the International Labour Organization, were also recognized at the meeting.
“Having an open debate is essential to ensuring that the power of football is used to unite and bring about a positive social impact,” said Gianni Infantino, the President of FIFA.
Germany will compete in Group E alongside Spain, Japan, and Costa Rica. Group E matches will begin on November 23, 2022, when Germany faces Japan, followed by a tight race for the top spot between Spain and Costa Rica.
Spain is ranked in 7th position, making it the only team in the group to feature in the top 10 teams. However, other teams can still give a tough fight to advance to the next stage.
While Germany has been performing well, recent matches indicate otherwise, as the team drew 3-3 with England in a match in which both teams scored 3 goals. Prior to that, Germany met Hungary and lost 1-0 against their team. The team won 5-2 against Italy, but only by maintaining their performance from the first day of the competition.
Oman and Germany will compete on November 16, 2022, before entering the World Cup. On November 20, 2022, the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will commence in all its splendour. 32 teams will compete to advance to the next round, and spectators in the stadium will cheer for their favorite teams at FIFA betting sites that have deep roots for fans who want to make things work their way. The conclusion of the tournament will occur on December 18, 2022.
Group Stage will be followed by the Round of 16. It is scheduled to commence on December 3, 2022. The fans’ experiences will be at the heart of the whole tournament. People from all around the world are flying to Qatar to cheer on their favorite teams.