Germany, Netherlands and Norway, the squads championing human rights ahead of 2022 World Cup

National football teams are pledging support for the rights of migrant workers in Qatar. Germany lined up before kickoff in their opening World Cup qualifier against Iceland in Duisburg on Thursday wearing shirts displaying the message “HUMAN RIGHTS”. Norway followed and staged a similar protest on Wednesday ahead of their match in Gibraltar when their players wore T-shirts with the message: “Human rights, on and off the pitch”.

Denmark’s national squad decided to mark the need for change in Qatar and they would stage a protest in support of the rights of migrant workers in Qatar.

At least 6,500 migrant workers had died in Qatar since the country won the right to stage the 2022 World Cup 10 years ago.