Denmark Could Exit FIFA 2022 World Cup
Denmark could withdraw from FIFA 2022 World Cup, according to a new report. Danish soccer federation president Jesper Møller told media in Qatar, where the World Cup is being hosted, that it may be challenging for Denmark if it decides to walk off alone but nothing is for certain as of now.
The latest incident that added to the frustration of European soccer teams was the ban on “One Love” armbands that some players wanted to wear to show solidarity toward the anti-discrimination campaign. The teams and officials are at odds with FIFA president Gianni Infantino after the comments he made at the eve-of-tournament news conference, calling European society and media hypocrites.
Møller spoke to Danish media in Qatar and said, “I’ve thought about it again. I imagine that there may be challenges if Denmark opts out alone. But let’s see if we can’t have a dialogue.” Denmark and Germany have publicly claimed they will not vote for Infantino who is running for re-election as president of FIFA, unopposed.