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Arsene Wenger slams Socceroos for speaking out against Qatari regime but praised their World Cup run

Craig Foster lashes out at Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger after berating the Socceroos for speaking out against Qatar’s regime

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Legendary coach Arsène Wenger has criticized the Socceroos for scrutinizing the human rights record of the Qatari regime in a video shot ahead of the World Cup kick-off – and went on to praise their historic campaign in Qatar.

Former Arsenal manager Wenger, who is FIFA’s head of global football development, slammed teams for holding “political demonstrations” over Qatar’s human rights record and treatment of LGBTQ people.

Legendary Coach Arsene Wenger (Pictured) Has Criticized The Socceroos For Speaking Out Against The Qatari Regime - Before Praising Their Historic World Cup Campaign

Legendary coach Arsene Wenger (pictured) has criticized the Socceroos for speaking out against the Qatari regime – before praising their historic World Cup campaign

Speaking at a press briefing at the end of the Cup group stage, 73-year-old Wenger suggested that teams that took political positions before the game failed because they were “mentally not ready”.

“When you go to a World Cup, you know you can’t lose the first game. The teams that have the experience to perform in tournaments like France and England played well in the first game,” he said.

“The teams that were mentally ready, with a mindset to focus on the competition, not the political demonstrations.”

Wenger Is Believed To Have Taken A Dig At Germany (Pictured Covering Their Mouths In Political Protest) And Denmark, Both Of Whom Underperformed At The World Cup And Were Outspoken About Human Rights In The Highly Conservative Gulf Country Beforehand

Wenger Is Believed To Have Taken A Dig At Germany (Pictured Covering Their Mouths In Political Protest) And Denmark, Both Of Whom Underperformed At The World Cup And Were Outspoken About Human Rights In The Highly Conservative Gulf Country Beforehand

Wenger is believed to have taken a dig at Germany (pictured covering their mouths in political protest) and Denmark, both of whom underperformed at the World Cup and were outspoken about human rights in the highly conservative Gulf country beforehand

Wenger is said to have studied Germany and Denmark, both of which underperformed at the World Cup and were outspoken about human rights in the extremely conservative Gulf country beforehand.

Germany failed to qualify for the knockout stages, suffering a shock 2–1 defeat to Japan, while Denmark finished bottom of Group D, behind France, Australia and Tunisia, and were eliminated from the tournament.

Wenger has since been criticized for lashing out at teams that have expressed dismay at Qatar’s human rights record.

The Socceroos Made The Most Publicized And Significant Political Statement Of All Participating Countries By Releasing A Three-Minute Video Prior To The Tournament Expressing Their Concern About Qatar'S Human Rights Record.

The Socceroos Made The Most Publicized And Significant Political Statement Of All Participating Countries By Releasing A Three-Minute Video Prior To The Tournament Expressing Their Concern About Qatar'S Human Rights Record.

The Socceroos made the most publicized and significant political statement of all participating countries by releasing a three-minute video prior to the tournament expressing their concern about Qatar’s human rights record.

“Disgraceful comments from Wenger,” former Socceroo Craig Foster wrote on Twitter.

Promoting the FIFA line that athletes should not stand up for human rights and that a desire for social justice inhibits athletic performance. Human rights are not politics, Arsene & values ​​should not be for sale.’

Writer Daniel Austin echoed Foster’s sentiments, writing on Twitter: “Sad to see the depths to which Wenger has sunk since taking up his FIFA job.

He definitely doesn’t think Germany was knocked out because they briefly stood up for something they believed in. Another who will do and say anything he is told for a few quid. Really pathetic.’

Despite Making Headlines Worldwide And Many Questions About The Video Being Asked Upon Arrival In Doha, The Socceroos Performed At Their Best, Exceeding Most Expectations.

Despite Making Headlines Worldwide And Many Questions About The Video Being Asked Upon Arrival In Doha, The Socceroos Performed At Their Best, Exceeding Most Expectations.

Despite making headlines worldwide and many questions about the video being asked upon arrival in Doha, the Socceroos performed at their best, exceeding most expectations.

The Socceroos made the most publicized and significant political statement of any participating country by releasing a three-minute video prior to the tournament expressing concern about Qatar’s human rights record.

Despite making headlines worldwide and many questions about the video being asked upon arrival in Doha, the Socceroos performed at their best, exceeding most expectations.

Wenger acknowledged how well Graham Arnold’s side had done at the briefing, pointing to the side’s running ability and ability to maintain structure.

Wenger Acknowledged How Well Graham Arnold'S Side Had Done At The Briefing, Pointing To The Side'S Running Ability And Ability To Maintain Structure

Wenger Acknowledged How Well Graham Arnold'S Side Had Done At The Briefing, Pointing To The Side'S Running Ability And Ability To Maintain Structure

Wenger acknowledged how well Graham Arnold’s side had done at the briefing, pointing to the side’s running ability and ability to maintain structure

“We can see how Australia have done so well, they kept their form all night last night with high quality runners,” Wenger said.

The Aussies ran a total of 120 kilometers during their group matches – second only to the US of all 32 teams competing in Qatar.


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