Federico Addiechi said football's governing body did not FUT Coins
view anything concerned with the building of venues for football's biggest tournament as its "problem".His admission came during a lively session at a human rights conference in Doha, where FIFA was also attacked for "how little" it has done on the plight of migrant workers in Qatar.
Foreign labourers work at the construction site of the al-Wakrah football stadium, one of the Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadiums, on May 4, 2015 ©Marwan Naamani (AFP/File)New president Gianni Infantino was criticised for his non-attendance by Amnesty International, and a Bangladeshi delegate pleaded with Qatar to treat workers with "respect".And one union leader -- Sharan Burrow, general secretary of the Internationa.
Trade Union Confederation -- claimed she had been followed the previous evening by security services.It was Addiechi though who was largely in the firing line.FIFA's head of corporate social responsibility conceded his organisation had made mistakes."In the past we did not recognise the work done in connection with the construction of the stadiums for the World Cup as part of our responsibility," he said."We are doing that now."
But even until the World Cup in Brazil we always said... the stadiums are not commissioned by us, we don't have a contractual relationship with the owners, we are only using it for one month... and therefore if there are problems, there's someone else you talk (to) about the problem, certainly not FIFA."However, he stressed that had been overturned with FIFA's recent adoption of a human rights policy and it now recognises its responsibilities."