Blatter to resign. What now for the Nepali worker in Qatar and where does FIFA go from here?

Blatter to resign. What now for the Nepali worker in Qatar and where does FIFA go from here?

The resignation news came days after Sepp Blatter won the presidential election for FIFA. FIFA was already in the news last week for several of its members being charged for corruption when the election for the FIFA president was taking place. However, the elections still took place where Mr. Blatter was victorious and was thought to be in charge for the fifth term. The recent resignation, which comes only days after he won the election, creates a suspicion among football fans and those who have been following the recent FIFA's scandle. He said:

Sepp Blatter walks out of the press conference after he delivers his resignation speech.
"I felt compelled to stand for re-election, as I believed that this was the best thing for the organisation. That election is over but FIFA’s challenges are not."
"While I have a mandate from the membership of FIFA, I do not feel that I have a mandate from the entire world of football – the fans, the players, the clubs, the people who live, breathe and love football as much as we all do at FIFA. Therefore, I have decided to lay down my mandate at an extraordinary elective Congress. I will continue to exercise my functions as FIFA President until that election. "
This might explain why he chose to stand in the election in the first place but still cast some doubts among others why the resignation right after the elections.

Along with this resignation, there are some doubts on the world cup that's going to take place in Russia and Qatar. Especially for the Nepalese who have been working under harsh conditions in Qatar, could this be their way out? With the news that the workers aren't being treated properly and some weren't allowed to return home with the recent events of deadly earthquake in Nepal, the new president might have a different perspective of the workers in Qatar. This might be an opportunity to get the attention of the officials about the problems these workers are facing and ways to stop it as soon as possible,

Hopefully the change in regime might help salvage something for the Nepalese workers who already have suffered so much. With the corruption scandal in FIFA being taken seriously, the attention could then be diverted to the thousands of workers in Qatar working under harsh conditions and being treated unfairly. Ultimately, justice might be served.



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