IFJ warns FIFA president against sexism during World Cup

In a letter addressed on 18 October to the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) President, IFJ President Dominique Pradalie and the chair of the Gender council, Maria Angeles Samperio, have warned the organisation against risks of sexism and discrimination during the upcoming Football World cup in Qatar.

President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Swiss Gianni Infantino, gestures during a press conference at the National stadium in Managua, on August 29, 2022. OSWALDO RIVAS / AFP

In the letter, Dominique Pradalie and Maria Angeles Samperio remind FIFA President Gianni Infantino of the need to eradicate any discrimination, including that based on gender, which also affects media professionals.

Furthermore, they demand that gender equality be respected among football players themselves, the football teams of the different countries and the spectators of the matches.

Read the full letter here.

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