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Danish sports minister says team to go to World Cup in Qatar

Regardless of calling it “a fallacious determination” to stage subsequent yr’s World Cup in Qatar, the Danish sports activities minister mentioned Wednesday {that a} boycott of the match is just not the reply.

Talking a day after Denmark certified for the match, Ane Halsboe-Joergensen instructed broadcaster TV2 that the crew will go to World Cup.

Qatar has confronted criticism amid studies of discriminatory legal guidelines and situations for the migrant employees getting ready the Gulf nation for subsequent yr’s match.

No nation has introduced plans to boycott the World Cup, though Norway is going through calls to take action from some golf equipment, together with Rosenborg and Tromso.

Any nation that certified for the World Cup and refused to play would face punishment from FIFA, together with a superb and ban from attempting to qualify for the following match.

Giving up a spot in Qatar would possible imply self-expulsion from the 2026 World Cup in the US, Canada and Mexico. That match can have 48 groups, with 16 locations going to European groups as a substitute of 13.

FIFA has not but revealed rules for the 2022 match, although guidelines for the 2018 version referred to as for imposing a superb of at the least 250,000 Swiss francs ($290,000) on a federation which withdrew its crew as much as 30 days earlier than the beginning. Groups that pulled out within the month earlier than kickoff or through the match could be fined at the least 500,000 Swiss francs ($580,000).

In 2010, Qatar gained the precise to host the World Cup in a contentious FIFA vote that sparked corruption investigations into your complete bidding course of. Proof was not discovered by FIFA to warrant stripping Qatar of the internet hosting rights.

The pure gas-rich emirate has spent tens of billions of {dollars} to construct inns, a brand new transport system and lavish stadiums to deal with staging the occasion.

Denmark beat Austria 1-0 Tuesday to earn a spot within the match.

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