Jordan Henderson has admitted that his family may not attend the World Cup in Qatar due to safety concerns. The England midfielder revealed that his father has no plans to make the trip after running the Champions League in Paris.
The World Cup is less than two months away. But there are concerns about the safety of fans traveling to Qatar because of the strict laws and human rights issues surrounding the tournament.
Henderson is the second England international to speak about his family’s safety in Qatar, after Eric Dier revealed he had told his family not to fly there. The Liverpool captain is quoted by Daily Star as say:
“I think it’s pretty horrible [Champions League final situation]. When I talk to some of my friends, like my family and my dad, it sucks.
“I think as a fan, if you go into a game where you don’t feel comfortable and you feel threatened by any situation, you don’t want to go through.
“And it’s really as simple as that. My family and friends have had a couple of experiences over the last few years that have really shocked them – and possibly kept them out of future games. .”
“Hopefully that will change in the near future as the tournament gets closer. But when you see scenes like you in the Euro final and the Champions League final, then they don’t really want to go and put themselves in. that situation again.My dad said it after the Champions League final that it was done.
“As it gets closer, I think there’s a lot of security factors and things going on in Qatar that I’m sure will make people safer.
“But when you’ve had those experiences, sometimes you think it’s worth the risk. If it were me, I wouldn’t want to put myself in that situation. But we’ll have to see the time closer.”
England are in Group B of the World Cup
He was clubbed with the United States, Iran and Wales in Group B at the Qatar World Cup.
Their first match is against Iran on November 21, then they will face the United States on November 26 and then Wales on November 30.