There are around 3 million people who live in Qatar, and over 2.5 million tickets for various matches of the FIFA World Cup have already been purchased by foreign and local fans. The administration of such a large gathering of people is going to be difficult for a country of this small size. Qatar’s biggest problem is making sure people are safe, and it needs help from other countries to do this. Countries like Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan, and Morocco, among others, have already sent soldiers or police to Qatar to help with preparations for the security of the FIFA World Cup. Talks were going on with Spain about riot police. However, this is a matter of concern that why Spain is not sending riot police to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup?
Spain is not sending riot police to Qatar for FIFA world cup
MADRID, October 14 – The Spanish Ministry said on Friday that despite a request from the Middle Eastern nation, Spain would not be sending riot police to Qatar to support in the protection of the 2022 World Cup FIFA tournament.
The ministry declined to make any further comments on the decision and instead merely confirmed an earlier report that had been broadcast on Cadena Ser radio. According to that report, Spain had been debating whether or not to send approximately 115 officers to Qatar, but in the end, they decided against it.
What could be the possible reasons that Spain is not sending riot police to Qatar
There are speculations that the European Union is exerting pressure on Spain since the problem of exploiting migrant workers is receiving a significant amount of attention and a lot of European groups are protesting against it. Whether it is Denmark’s Jersy or the “One Love” arm band, Europe has made it very apparent that they will not let this matter to fade into the background.There are a number of other concerns, such as the rights of LGBT people, that European groups are leading the charge to speak out against.
Although there are a number of specialists who hold the opinion that this choice was not made on the basis of any of the aforementioned factors, but rather that it was a mutual decision reached after consideration of both countries’ internal affairs, this is not the case.