Background

Since Qatar illegally won the right to host the World Cup, more and more evidence has come out that this event is morally wrong. There are many reasons why it is impossible to celebrate football in the Qatar, winter 2022. The three main reasons are the persistent violations of the most basic human rights; the proven corruption associated with the FIFA World Cup bid procedure; and the poor position of women and minorities in Qatar. But the World Cup in Qatar is also a travesty in other areas:

  • The impact on the climate due to artificial cooling of sweltering stadiums
  • The absence of a decent football culture makes these stadiums useless afterwards
  • The international football calendar is being turned upside down

Hence, protests against the World Cup in Qatar are increasing, worldwide. Everwhere, club supporters take critical banners into their stadiums. In Norway, Denmark and Germany, footballers, clubs and supporters have been calling for a boycott. In The Netherlands there is growing support for moving the World Cup out of Qatar. Committee Cancel Qatar 2022 aims to mobilize this resistance with the help of an active campaign and a petition to hold the KNVB accountable for their position. It is not our intention to take the World Cup away from footballers and supporters. We want this World Cup to take place, but not at the expense of human dignity. So sign our petition and join a growing coalition of football fans worldwide.