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Qatar recognizes the death of hundreds of migrants on construction sites

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2 p.m. – The supporter with the LGBT flag speaks out

The Italian who crossed the lawn of Portugal-Uruguay on Monday evening, an amateur footballer named Mario Ferri, was quickly released “without further consequence”, the Italian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday. On his Instagram account, Mario Ferri posted stories filmed from inside the Lusail stadium in Doha, the last one being taken at half-time. Nicknamed “The Falcon”, the man is used to this type of intrusion into stadiums. During the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he entered the field during Belgium-United States with a T-shirt bearing the inscriptions “Save the children of the favelas” and “Ciro Vive”in tribute to a supporter of Naples killed shortly before.

World Cup: released, the Italian who crossed the field with an LGBT flag explains

“Fifa banned rainbow captain’s armbands and human rights flags from the stands, they blocked everyone BUT NOT ME, like a Robin Hood”wrote Mario Ferri, considering that“breaking the rules for a good cause is never a crime. “SAVE UKRAINE. I spent a month in the war in kyiv as a volunteer and saw how much these people are suffering”he also wrote, declaring that he wanted to pass “important messages”especially for Iran “where I have friends who suffer, where women are not respected”.

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12:15 p.m .: Qatar recognizes the death of hundreds of workers

World Cup boss Hassan al-Thawadi said in an interview with British journalist Piers Morgan on TalkTV on Monday that ” 400 to 500 migrant workers” had died during preparations for the football tournament in Qatar.

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One death is one death too many”he said, also praising the fact that “ every year, our standards in terms of health and safety have improved, at least on our construction sites, those of the Mondial, to such an extent that we have representatives of German and Swiss unions who have commented on this improvement”.

The figures put forward by Hassan al-Thawadi nevertheless remain well below the estimates made by NGOs and a survey by the “Guardian”, which counted in 2021, the death of nearly 6,500 workers.

10:30 am: the invader with the LGBT flag released

The man who entered the lawn of the Portugal-Uruguay match Monday, November 28, with a rainbow flag and a T-shirt in support of Iranian women and Ukraine, was quickly released, said this a local source told AFP on Tuesday.

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No action seems to have been taken against this Italian named Mario Ferri and nicknamed “The Falcon”.

10 a.m.: the program of the day

At 4 p.m. this Tuesday, November 28: Netherlands against Qatar. The team of the host country of this World Cup is already eliminated from the competition but the stake remains important for their adversary. The Netherlands will have to aim for victory against Qatar to secure a place in the round of 16. A draw would not jeopardize their chances of qualification, but a defeat would be a big risk.

At the same time, Ecuador will play its place in the competition against Senegal. The victory of either of these two teams will determine which will win their ticket to the round of 16.

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At 8 p.m., two British teams will face each other on the Qatari lawn. Wales will face neighbors England, who are almost certain to play in the round of 16, after their draw against the United States last Friday.

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On the same time slot, a second match for history: Iran against the United States. The two teams have not faced each other since 1998. A sporting issue first, since Iran must draw or win this meeting to continue the adventure, while the United States must aim for victory. A symbolic issue too, in the face of diplomatic tensions between the two countries for decades.

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Every day, “l’Obs” tells you about the daily life and the strangeness of the World Cup in Qatar, which began on November 20. This World Cup of all the controversies – environmental cost, flouted human rights, bereaved construction sites, suspicions of corruption – takes place in an unprecedented atmosphere. Hour by hour, follow behind the scenes of the competition of all excesses and find our reports and decryptions in our special file.

9 a.m.: historic match between Iran and the United States

After their victory against Wales on Friday, Iran will try to qualify for the round of 16 by facing the United States on Tuesday. A poster with symbolic significance in view of the political tensions between the two countries.

The last meeting on the lawn between Iran and the United States dates from the 1998 World Cup, won this year by France.

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8 a.m.: Sandrine Rousseau tackles the France team

EELV deputy Sandrine Rousseau estimated on Franceinfo on Monday that the players of the French football team were “cowards”. According to her, the French football team is “among those most lacking in courage” to support LGBT people and human rights in Qatar.

“It’s not about looking at your little finger […], it is about defending people who risk their lives. »

The MEP, on the other hand, congratulated the teams from Denmark and Germany for their “very strong gestures”. The German players indeed chose to gag in their pre-match photo against Japan last Wednesday. The Danish team wore a shirt bearing a message in favor of human rights during their training.

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