shoddy workQatar frustration instead of assembly fever – panini pictures don’t sell well
The World Cup in Qatar doesn’t seem to get much enthusiasm among Panini fans. The publisher has already revised sales forecasts down compared to previous World Cups.
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Panini’s iconic photos are not selling well this year.
The publisher has already revised sales forecasts down compared to previous World Cups.
Qatar has been criticized as the host country for its human rights situation.
affiliate Panini photo maker collection Business with the FIFA World Cup in Qatar is expected to be much worse than in previous tournaments. “We have already lowered our sales forecast compared to previous World Cups beforehand,” said Panini Verlag’s managing director Hermann Paul of the “Augsburger Allgemeine” (Wednesday’s edition). The main reason is the late timing.
“We knew in advance that this year’s World Cup would take place in late autumn, at a rather inconvenient time of year in this country,” said Paul. So without the barbecues, and without the ‘comfortable’ public viewing. And then other competitions such as the Champions League will be held in this narrow time frame.”
The World Cup starts on November 20. It is the first time that the FIFA World Cup has been held in an Arab country – and the first time not in the summer but at the end of the year. Qatar has also been criticized as the host country for the human rights situation.
Exploited guest workers should be compensated
Human Rights Watch says FIFA has a duty to take responsibility for the workers involved in building the infrastructure for the World Cup in Qatar. “At FIFA, you can’t just say: If the government doesn’t cooperate, we’re evading responsibility,” said Wenzel Michalski, director of the German human rights organisation, the German Liberation Network (RND, Wednesday editions).
“It’s not just about the dead when building the stadium, but in general when building the infrastructure for the World Cup,” Michalski said. “It’s not just a moral obligation, it’s a legal obligation. The employer must pay for the families of employees who have died or are now unable to work.”
Together with Amnesty International, the human rights organization is demanding payment of around 437 million Swiss francs. Qatar and FIFA must pay for guest workers who were exploited or died on World Cup construction sites. The amount corresponds to the prize money for the 32 national teams participating in the World Cup.
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(AFP / Post)