‘Finals? How can I not see it!’
The voices of the French people, who had declared a World Cup boycott by pointing out human rights violations at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, are getting smaller and smaller as their team continues to win.
Ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup final between France and Argentina, which will be held at Lusail Stadium in Qatar at 0:00 on the 19th (Korean time), interest and enthusiasm for the World Cup in France is rising. As the French national football team continued their propaganda by winning consecutive victories in the 2022 Qatar World Cup following the previous tournament, the movement of the French people to boycott this 2022 Qatar World Cup is decreasing and the World Cup is increasing in popularity.
Initially, public opinion was prevalent in France critically looking at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Last year, the British Guardian reported that 6,500 migrant workers hired to host the World Cup in Qatar had died in the 10 years since 2010, when Qatar won the right to host the World Cup. Accordingly, movements in Europe, including France, condemned Qatar’s human rights violations and boycotted the World Cup.
But the French people are getting more and more encouraged as the French national football team breaks the famous World Cup jinx and continues to win스포츠토토. TF1 Broadcasting, which broadcasts World Cup matches in France, announced on Twitter on the 15th (local time) that 20.7 million people watched the semi-final match between France and Morocco, the highest since 2016. In addition, when the audience rating survey was limited to males aged 25 to 49, it was also announced that the viewership rating for the semi-finals reached 81%. This shows that the French people’s interest in the World Cup has grown out of control.
A French television broadcaster told the story of people who decided to boycott the World Cup in Qatar before the quarter-final match between France and England, but ended up sitting in front of the TV again. Even France, which values freedom, equality, and fraternity, is gradually forgetting the human rights issue of the World Cup in Qatar in the joy of the World Cup.
The final between France and Argentina will be held at Lusail Stadium on the 19th at 0:00. If France wins this final, it will be their third trophy after the 1998 World Cup in France and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It also becomes the third country in history to win two consecutive World Cup titles, after Italy and Brazil.