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The Ecuadorian team debuts this Sunday at the Qatar 2022 World Cup against the host in the first match of Group A. In the press conference prior to the match, the soccer player Moisés Caicedo was consulted about the controversy that plagues the Asian nation in terms of human rights and was petrified, for which reason he looked for support from his coach, Gustavo Alfaro, who had to answer for him.
The Argentine technical director intervened to answer the most compromising questions of the press conference when they asked Caicedo about the human rights situation in Qatar.
“Don’t get him in trouble,” he said between laughs as he caressed the player’s back with his hand. “We are in favor of all human rights, of equality. They are also soccer players, they have their dreams and they deserve to be respected for it,” he said to settle the query.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup has been at the target of public opinion due to the disrespect for human rights, the mistreatment of the LGTBQ + collective and the precarious working conditions of immigrant employees. This has generated that several artists and influencers have refused to be present at the maximum football event.
Last Friday an uncomfortable question about this situation caused the Colombian singer Maluma to retire annoyed in the middle of an interview and left the journalist who he described as rude after questioning him on more than one occasion on this matter.
The Ecuadorian team will face its fourth World Cup at the hands of Argentine Gustavo Alfaro, with whom they seek to overcome the group stage for the second time after achieving it in Germany 2006 and after a great performance in the South American Qualifiers where they finished third below Brazil and Argentina.
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