Fifa has been encouraged to prioritise human rights when choosing the nations that will host the 2030 World Cup. This issue came to light after several reports of ‘labour harassment’ emerged during the recent 2022 World Cup held in Qatar. Calls are being made in response to a recent poll that revealed the majority of respondents think the winning bid for the event should take human rights into account heavily.
In the YouGov online survey, over 17,500 respondents from 15 nations were asked to select from a list of 10 factors that they believed should be "key considerations" for choosing the host of an international event, such as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics. In seven of the countries surveyed, including Switzerland, where FIFA is based, "human rights including workers' rights, press freedom, and non-discrimination" received a total of 53% of the respondents' votes.
It is anticipated that Saudi Arabia will attempt to host the 2030 or 2034 World Cup, perhaps in a joint bid with Egypt and Greece. Other likely bids come from South America, including a coalition of Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and Ukraine, as well as an alliance of Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and Paraguay.
Amnesty International stated that although Fifa came under fire for granting Qatar the 2022 World Cup and Vladimir Putin's Russia the 2018 World Cup, "hundreds of thousands of migrant workers remain without compensation for abuses they suffered in preparing and delivering last year's tournament."
This movement might play a very crucial role in deciding the hosts for the next two world cups. Several nations are vying to host the 2030 World Cup, and the decision is anticipated to be made at the FIFA Congress next year.