Paris (AFP) – French World Cup-winning hero Zinedine Zidane mentioned Monday it was “time to neglect the controversies and deal with the soccer” on the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, regardless of calls to boycott the match over the Gulf state’s rights document and therapy of migrant employees.
“I hope France have an important match however I do not know but if I’ll go to Qatar,” former Actual Madrid coach Zidane, 50, mentioned as he attended the disclosing of his personal wax determine on the Musee Grevin in Paris.
When requested concerning the World Cup, which is able to start on November 20 after greater than a decade of controversy since Qatar was named as host, Zidane mentioned the main target ought to now be on the game “for all these followers who simply wish to watch the soccer”.
“In any case, it does not matter what we are saying, it’ll by no means be sufficient, or true or the suitable factor to say,” added Zidane, who was accompanied by his dad and mom, his spouse and kids.
Zidane, who helped lead France to glory on the 1998 World Cup on residence soil, was an envoy for Qatar’s profitable bid to stage the match.
When the tiny nation was named as host by FIFA in 2010 he declared himself “more than happy” with the choice.
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