Quotes about the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar

Here you can find the best Quotes, Reactions and Press Comments about the FIFA World Cup 2022 that is being held in Qatar from November 18th till December 18th. Because of the human rights situation in Qatar and the need to host games in winter in cooled stadiums in the desert, the World Cup faces massive criticism.

FIFA World Cup 2022 belongs to the following category: Football

Quotes about the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar

I have very strong feelings. I can tell you that today I feel Qatari. Today I feel Arab. Today I feel African. Today I feel gay. Today I feel disabled. Today I feel a migrant worker.

Gianni Infantino (as FIFA President), November 2022
 
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Thank you, Senor Havertz. The goals of the German striker make us advance to the last 16.

Unknown (Spanish newspaper), Dezember 2022, about Germany being kicked out of the World Cup
 
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See Ger Later - Heartbreak for Germans as they're dumped out in World Cup groups again despite thrilling win.

Unknown (Sun), Dezember 2022, about Germany being kicked out of the World Cup
 
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We got lots of energy out of the last game. We're excited. We have to win, even when we play an uncomfortable team. Nothing's done yet. We have to be realistic.

Niclas Füllkrug, November 2022, prior to Germany v. Costa Rica
 
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I feel great bitterness, it is disappointing to start this way. Now we must turn the page and show that we are a strong team.

Lionel Messi, November 2022, on losing against Saudi-Arabia
 
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We want to win this World Cup. The group is very strong. And I want to take this opportunity to stop the talking about me. Stop asking other players about me. You can ask them questions about the World Cup and their expectations.

Cristiano Ronaldo, November 2022
 
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Our main story tonight concerns the World Cup. It's like the Super Bowl, except the rest of the world actually gives a f-ck.

Super BowlJohn Oliver (Last Week Tonight), Qatar World Cup
 
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The choice of Qatar was a mistake and I take my responsibility because I was the FIFA president at the time. Qatar is a small country. Football and World Cups are for big countries.

FIFA AssociationSepp Blatter, November 2022
 
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They have to accept our rules here. Homosexuality is haram. I am not a strict Muslim but why is it haram? Because it is damage in the mind.

Khalid Salman (as Ambassador of the '22 World Cup), November 2022
 
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15,000 dead for 5,760 minutes of football. Shame on you!

Unknown, November 2022, protests against the World Cup '22
 
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I am excited to see good football. When the first game starts, people won't only be talking about the problems but also about the sport.

Sepp Blatter, November 2022
 
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The question whether to carry out the Championships in Qatar should have been answered way earlier - with "no"!

Hansi Flick, September 2022
 
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It's sad that this tournament is not a World Cup for the fans. I know many people who would like to go to Qatar but don't out of several reasons.

QatarHansi Flick (as Coach of the German football team), August 2022
 
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Of course I'll be wearing a jacket in my appartment during winter to save gas and energy, while the Football World Cup is hosted in air-conditioned stadiums in the middle of the desert of Qatar. Everyone's doing their share!

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Easy, right? With Germany? Haha. Okay. It's gonna be beautiful. It's a great group with a great opponent. We'll enjoy that. It's a World Cup, you don't get to play too many of these.

Luis Enrique (as national coach of Spain), April 2022, about the World Cup 2022 draw
 
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The first match against Japan is good to get into the tournament. Costa Rica's probably gonna be next. Spain is very tough, we'll compete with them about winning the group.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, April 2022, about the World Cup 2022 draw
 
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There's no easy groups in the World Cup. They've all got their strengths. We'll take it as it is.

Hansi Flick, April 2022, about the World Cup 2022 draw
 
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I'm fully aware that Qatar are striving to become one of the leading sporting nations and they have big plans for football. Winning the honour of hosting the 2022 World Cup is the best possible proof of their intentions.

QatarRaúl
 
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Qatar should never have won the World Cup in the first round.

Ståle Solbakken (as national coach of Norway), March 2021
 
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I definitely don't think that a boycott of the World Cup is the right approach of anything.

Gianni Infantino, March 2021
 
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In that group we will be the favourite team, so it's our aim to win first place.

Jogi Löw, December 2020, about the group stage draw for the World Cup 2022
 
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The world will discover Qatar and that is what football is about - to bring people together.

QatarGianni Infantino, Mai 2019
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In all cases, we are continuing with our preparations to host a unique edition of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and ensuring that it is a tournament of innovation, hospitality and legacy.

QatarNasser Al-Khater, December 2018
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I haven't seen any slaves in Qatar yet. They're all walking around freely, without chains.

QatarFranz Beckenbauer, November 2013
 
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It will be a World Cup hosted by a country that has all the infrastructure and the possibilities ready to welcome the world to Qatar. The stadium is extraordinary.

QatarGianni Infantino, Mai 2019
 
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The tournament will be a triumph for Qatar and the whole Arab region. Fans from across the world will get the chance to see a glimpse of what the World Cup will be like in Qatar.

QatarWonho Chung, June 2014
 
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We should also say that workers' rights are the responsibility for Qatar and the construction companies. It's not Fifa's responsibility but we can't turn a blind eye. This intervention can only be carried out by Qatar itself and they have confirmed they will do so.

Sepp Blatter, October 2013
 
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The temperature's gonna be problematic. I thought a world cup would happen in England or Spain where there's lots of football tradition and where football ignites people's emotions. That's why I think it's a bold move.

Jogi Löw, January 2011
 
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