in the sun, on to Doha! Of the total ninth Time in a row FC Bayern will travel this Friday to a training camp in Qatar – and without the noises of the Trip in the desert state of rare.

Already at the Premiere in 2011, there was great excitement, as the then coach Louis van Gaal caused a Surprise on the goalkeeper position: The young Thomas Kraft has replaced Hans-Jörg Butt as the number one. With moderate success. A few months later, van Gaal was his Job.

Controversial was the trip to the Emirate over the years, however, less sporting reasons. The terms and conditions for training in the prestigious Aspire Academy are ‘outstanding’, as President Uli Hoeness said recently.

the human rights situation in Qatar, controversial

For the human rights situation in Qatar. The desert state faces more international criticism – for example, because of the work conditions for migrant workers on world Cup construction sites. In the meantime, however, there is a positive development.

The question that accompanied FC Bayern, always, was this: to what Extent will the club, the Qatari government and its local sponsors, the airline Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport, in direct talks on abuses in world Cup host country of 2022?

Rummenigge: “we Participate in a dialogue in the Gulf region,”

Before the departure of Bavaria Executive boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in the AZ. “FC Bayern is one of the many German medium-sized enterprises, which cooperate with a Partner from Doha. Like other football clubs and sports associations we participate in a dialogue in the Gulf region,” said Rummenigge: “We stand with our partners in Qatar, in a regular exchange about developments in our societies, including the issue of human rights and the rights of workers and employees.”

Meanwhile, improvements in Qatar were not observed, – said Rummenigge continued: “The human rights organization of the UN, international trade unions and NGOs attest today that Qatar responded to public criticism and the Changes it has implemented. The positive development of the legal position of migrant workers and improvement of labour rights in Qatar.”

Bayern women also travel to Doha

The Bayern Boss also referred to the Franco-Qatari economic forum in Berlin, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, opened three months ago: “she has described the Expansion of economic relations between the two countries as an opportunity and the interest of Germany to build a closer cooperation with Qatar deposited.”

it is Positive that the Bayern women’s team travels to Doha. “In order to promote women’s sport in Arab societies, has organised the FC Bayern in January 2018, a training camp of his League-wife team in Qatar and was supported with a special commitment by the Qatar Women’s Sport Committee,” said Rummenigge of the AZ.

There had been “good and visible encounters with Qatar gave the female football players and female representatives of the Qatari society. Also in 2019, will be a training camp for our women’s team in Doha.” 27. January to 3. February train the Bavaria-women in the Emirate.

This article was written by Maximilian Koch

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