Harry Kane reveals Christian Eriksen contacted him two weeks ago about Qatar World Cup stand

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Christian Eriksen
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Harry Kane has revealed he has spoken to France captain Hugo Lloris and Denmark’s Christian Eriksen about their national teams taking a stand on human rights issues ahead of the World Cup in Qatar. 

A report by Amnesty International uncovered that thousands of migrant workers are being exploited in the Gulf state, while homosexuality remains illegal in the country. 

England manager Gareth Southgate previously shared his disappointment that a section of Three Lions supporters would not be able to travel out to Qatar and admitted he needed to learn more about the issues being brought up (Telegraph).

And Kane, who revealed his intentions to talk with his fellow international captains on the matters back in March (The Guardian), has now shared that he has been talking to Spurs colleague Lloris and former teammate Eriksen about the impact their respective nations can make. 

He said (via Reuters): “Christian Eriksen got in touch with me a couple of weeks ago now. Obviously there is Hugo Lloris, who I am in touch with a lot anyway. So the discussion was there to maybe do something as a collective.

“When we come to a decision of something we want to do, for sure we will share it.

“I think it will be important to do it collectively. I feel like it will be a bit more of a stance, a bit more power.”

England, placed in World Cup Group B, start their campaign against Iran on the opening day of the tournament on Monday, November 21 before facing fixtures against the USA and Wales. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

The human rights issues regarding Qatar have been well documented since the country was handed hosting rights to the tournament. 

They will continue to be big topics of conversation as the tournament edges closer and it is good to see some of the international captains getting together to see what actions they can take. 

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