Cantona: “I Don’t Really Care About the Next World Cup”

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The former Manchester United legendary striker was talking to the Daily Mail and said that he isn’t looking for the next World Cup in Qatar.

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“To be honest, I don’t really care about the next World Cup, which is not a real World Cup for me. In the last decades, you had a lot of events like the Olympic Games or World Cups in countries that are emerging – like in Russia or China.

“‘But Qatar – it’s not the country of football. I’m not against the idea of hosting a World Cup in a country where there is a possibility to develop and promote football, like in South Africa or the United States in the ’90s.

“Football is the most popular feminine sport in the United States, there is a lot of South American immigration, and a big potential for the sport to develop.

“In fact, now in the United States, the sport which has the most licensed people is football. But in Qatar, the truth is that there is no such potential. There is nothing. It’s only about money I think.

“It’s only about money and the way they treated the people who built the stadiums, it’s horrible. And thousands of people died. And yet we will celebrate this World Cup.

“Personally, I will not watch it. I understand football is a business. But I thought it was the only place where everybody could have a chance.”

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