Red card for Chechnya
FIFA approved Chechnya as a World Cup base for Egypt and immediately met calls on Friday to reverse its decision in the face of charges of human rights violations by the region’s strongman leader.
“Fifa’s decision to use Grozny for a World Cup team camp is shocking and outrageous,” Human Rights Watch associate director Jane Buchanan said. “Fifa should reverse their decision and move the training camp to another city.”
The Fare Network, a football anti-discrimination group, also said Chechnya should not be used.