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DOHA, Qatar — FIFA president Gianni Infantino used his opening press conference before the start of the monthlong World Cup to deliver a blistering tirade at the West for continued criticism of host country Qatar and its human rights record.

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It takes time everywhere, the only way to get results is by engaging [...] not by shouting.""

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Also true is that -- whether because FIFA is delivering for most of its members or because the bar had been set so low by the corrupt regime before Infantino took over in 2016 -- Infantino might as well be wearing a fire-proof suit.

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Infantino justified a decision announced Friday to ban the sale of beer around the eight stadiums on the "flows" of fans in the city.

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Infantino also again played down concerns that LGBTQ fans are risking their safety by attending the World Cup, even though homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, citing assurances from Qatari authorities that "everyone is welcome."

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Legacy funds from previous World Cups went directly to soccer in the host nation — $100 million from FIFA to South Africa in 2010 and Brazil in 2014.

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Qatar has often been criticized for laws that criminalize homosexuality, limit some freedoms for women and do not offer citizenship to migrants.

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Seven of Europe's 13 teams at the World Cup said their captains will wear an anti-discrimination armband in games in defiance of a FIFA rule, taking part in a Dutch campaign called "One Love."

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Below is everything you need to know on World Cup 2022 Group B. – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan Friday, November 25: England vs USA – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 2pm Friday, November 25:

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That we'll be so entranced by Brazil's poetic style, France's flow and Lionel Messi's last chance to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy that we'll forget how morally bankrupt and inauthentic everything about this World Cup is.

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Defender DeAndre Yedlin is the sole World Cup veteran, having played in the 2014 event in Brazil.

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"The miserable-seeming president has pointedly dodged any responsibility for FIFA's 2010 decision to award the tournament to an oil kingdom with no soccer history and a hugely problematic record on human rights."

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Infantino drew on his own experience as the child of migrant workers growing up in Switzerland, saying he had been bullied for being Italian and for having red hair and freckles "I know what it feels to be discriminated (against), I know what it's like to be bullied," he said.

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"To help advance that way of thinking, Berhalter recently organized a team meeting in which Eric Thomas, a popular motivational speaker with a remarkable personal story of rising up from homelessness, talked with the players about the incredible power of belief."

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"What we Europeans have been doing for the past 3,000 years we should be apologizing for the next 3,000 years before we start giving moral lessons to people, said Infantino, who moved last year from Switzerland to live in Doha ahead of the World Cup."

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Today I feel a migrant worker," opened Infantino a news conference in Doha, the Qatari capital and main host city for the global finals."

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"England forward Beth Mead is among the big names to condemn the decision to stage the tournament in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal and, in some instances, punishable by death."

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"In recent years, Qatar has been transformed following a natural gas boom in the 1990s, but it has faced pressure from within to stay true to its Islamic heritage and Bedouin roots."

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"We have to invest in helping these people, in education and to give them a better future and more hope."

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Today I feel a migrant worker," Infantino said in his opening remarks."

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"This one-sided moral lesson is just hypocrisy," Infantino added.

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"We have been taught many lessons from Europeans and the Western world," said Infantino.

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"Migrant laborers who built Qatar's World Cup stadiums often worked long hours under harsh conditions and were subjected to discrimination, wage theft and other abuses as their employers evaded accountability, London-based rights group Equidem said in a 75-page report released this month."

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"Qatar has also granted citizenship to Yusuf Al Qaradawi, the spiritual head of the Muslim Brotherhood."

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"In response to his comments, human rights group Amnesty International said Infantino was brushing aside legitimate human rights criticisms by dismissing the price paid by migrant workers to make the tournament possible and FIFA's responsibility for it."

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"We should all educate ourselves, many things are not perfect, but reform and change takes time."

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"But I feel like that because I know what it's like to be discriminated against and bullied as a foreigner in a foreign country."

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"ONE LOVE FIFA has declined to publicly comment significantly on that issue, or on the urging of European soccer federations for FIFA to support a compensation fund for the families of migrant workers."

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"Under heavy international scrutiny, Qatar has enacted a number of labor reforms in recent years that have been praised by Equidem and other rights groups."

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"As per the Ministry of Home affairs (MHA) notification, dated 30 March 2022, Naik has been promoting forcible conversion of the youth to Islam, justifying the suicide bombings, posting objectionable comments against Hindus, Hindu gods, and other religions, which are derogatory to other religions."

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"Operating using one strategic platform to manage the end-to-end customer experience and integrating updates as customer needs evolve is critical, and this approach has helped lead to improved experiences for customers and colleagues."

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"Key players: Robert Lewandowski, Wojciech Szczesny, Piotr Zielinski Cristiano Ronaldo is officially a free agent after agreeing to terminate his Manchester United contract, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday."

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"United States manager Gregg Berhalter elected to start Matt Turner in goal and striker Josh Sargent up top for his team's opening World Cup Group B match against Wales at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on Monday."