Last updated: 15 January, 2022

Eric Cantona accused of hypocrisy over Qatar World Cup boycott

The forward has said he will not attend or watch the games this winter, citing Qatar to be unfit to host the competition. The World Cup in Qatar has been criticised since the date of its announcement in 2010. Criticisms are sometimes ill-informed generalisations about Qatar’s lack of history as a footballing nation, allegations of .