The head coach of the Netherlands national team Louis van Gaal at a press conference criticized FIFA for the decision to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.


The 70-year-old coach, who has already led his team to the 2022 World Cup, denounced the ridiculous decision, which, in his opinion, was dictated by financial interests.

“I have already mentioned this in previous press conferences. I think it's ridiculous that the World Cup will be held there. We play in a country where FIFA allegedly wants to develop football. It's nonsense, it doesn't matter. This is a matter of money, commercial interests. This is important for FIFA," the Dutch coach explained.

Van Gaal also recalled that he had always opposed the organization of this competition, but they did not listen to him. “Why do you think I don’t sit on any FIFA or UEFA committees with my experience? Because I have always been an opponent of such organizations, ”added the coach.



As a reminder, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place on unusual dates due to weather conditions, from 21 November to 18 December 2022.

The head coach of the Netherlands national team, Louis van Gaal, explained why he decided to lead the national team again.
“Because I want to help Dutch football. If I had to make a decision, then I would also choose van Gaal. Judging by all the polls, I am very popular, ”the coach De Telegraaf quotes.

Louis van Gaal has already worked with the Netherlands national team from 2000 to 2001 and from 2012 to 2014. Under his leadership, the team became the bronze medalist of the 2014 World Championship.

Previously, the head coach of the national team was Frank de Boer, who left the post after Euro 2020.

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