Despite calling it a “wrong decision” to host the World Cup in Qatar next year, the Danish Sports Minister said on Wednesday that boycotting the World Cup is not the answer.
On the second day of qualifying in Denmark, Ane Halsboe-Joergensen told the broadcaster TV 2 The team will participate in the World Cup.
Qatar faces criticism because of reports that discriminatory laws and conditions for migrant workers preparing the Gulf country for the World Cup next year have been criticized.
No country has announced plans to boycott the World Cup, although Norway is facing calls from some clubs, including Rosenberg and Tromsø.
In 2010, Qatar won the right to host the World Cup in a controversial FIFA vote, triggering a corruption investigation into the entire bidding process. FIFA found no evidence to prove that Qatar was deprived of its hosting rights.
The natural gas-rich emirate has spent tens of billions of dollars to build hotels, new transportation systems and luxurious stadiums to cope with events.
Denmark defeated Austria 1-0 on Tuesday to win the game.