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Japan Football Association President Sidelines Rights Issues in Qatar

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Japanese national soccer team's head coach Hajime Moriyasu and Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima attend a news conference to name the squad for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, in Tokyo, Japan November 1, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon   © Reuters As the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar this week, Kohzo Tashima, the president of the Japan Football Association (JFA), told journalists it was “unfavorable that topics other than soccer are being raised at this point.” Echoing FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s comments to “focus on the football” rather than human…

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