“If it was me, I wouldn’t want to put myself in that situation”

Jordan Henderson has admitted his family may not be able to attend the World Cup in Qatar due to safety concerns. The England midfielder revealed his father hadn’t planned the trip after the Champions League mismanagement in Paris.

The World Cup is less than two months away. However, due to the strict laws and human rights issues surrounding the tournament, there are concerns about the safety of fans traveling to Qatar.

Henderson is the second England international to speak about his family’s safety in Qatar after Eric Dier revealed he had told his family not to fly there. The Liverpool captain was quoted by the Daily Star as saying:

“I think it was pretty awful [Champions League final situation]. When I talked to some of my friends, like my family and my father, it was pretty bad.

“I suppose as a fan, if you go to the game and you don’t feel comfortable and you feel threatened by any situation, you’re not going to want to go again.

“And it really is that simple. My family and friends have had some experiences over the past few years that have really shocked them – and probably put them off going to future games.”

He added:

“Hopefully that will change in the near future as the tournament gets closer. But when you see scenes like the EURO final and the Champions League final, you don’t really want to go and put yourself in that situation again. My father said he was done with it after the Champions League final.

“As it gets closer I think there will be a lot of safety elements and things in Qatar that I am sure will increase people’s safety.

“But when you’ve had those experiences, sometimes you think if it’s worth risking. If it were me, I wouldn’t want to put myself in this situation. But we need to see the time more closely.”

England is in World Cup Group B

England meet the United States of America, Iran and Wales in Group B at the World Cup in Qatar.

Their first game is against Iran on November 21st. They then meet the USA on November 26th, followed by Wales on November 30th.


Edited by Sankalp Srivastava



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