A speech that got people talking

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In response to the controversy of Qatar hosting the World Cup, Gianni Infantino, FIFA’s president made a speech. However, there were several parts of it that prompted strong reactions.

Look at these small sections of Mr Infantino’s speech:

Section A

"Today I have very strong feelings. Today I feel Qatari. Today I feel Arab. Today I feel African. Today I feel gay. Today I feel disabled. Today I feel a migrant worker. I feel like them because I know what it feels like to be discriminated, to be bullied as a foreigner in a country. At school I was bullied because I had red hair and freckles [...] What do you do then? [...] You try to engage… You don’t start accusing or fighting, you start engaging. This is what we should be doing."

Section B

"I think for what we Europeans have been doing in the last 3,000 years, around the world, we should be apologising for the next 3,000 years before starting to give moral lessons to people."

Section C

"The only way of obtaining results is by engaging, seeking dialogue, not by hammering, insulting. When your child does something bad at school and you tell him he’s an idiot he’s useless and you put him in his room what do you think his response is? If you talk to him say let’s work together you will have better grades, he will recognise that and he will be better."

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  • excited_artist | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 22 Nov 2022

    I think Infantino meant that a mistake should not be treated with a mistake
    And I agree with him, because we are all at risk of making mistakes, and this in itself is not considered a problem.

  • buzzing_moon | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 22 Nov 2022

    All he said is the truth. What he simply meant is that respect other people way of life. You won't see a Qatari on Tv saying the west should ban elderly home . Like people send their own parents their. In short respect other people's culture.

  • unique_starfish | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 22 Nov 2022

    Yes, why did the world bet on Qatar, so the questions were: Will the smallest country in the world succeed in organizing a huge World Cup that exceeds expectations? Yes, it is Planet Qatar, gentlemen.
    The Qatari citizen is considered the owner of the largest average income in the world, so before she comes to talk about her financial losses, know that they don't care.
    Qatar spent billions of dollars to host the World Cup, but before this, Qatar provided its people with all their needs from A to Z until “the Qatari citizen has the highest average income in the world.” Years ago, Qatar decided to start relying on sources of income other than liquefied gas, and chose tourism.
    Any country that wants tourism must have something attractive for tourists and an infrastructure that appeals to them
    So Qatar has spent more than 200 billion to build a new country with all the meaning of the word, including hotels, islands and tourist facilities. But how do you know the world with these facilities and infrastructure?!
    There is nothing better than hosting the largest football forum in the world, which is the World Cup, because the whole world sees and gets to know the host country, so it was, colloquially, a "masterstroke" from Qatar
    It spent 18 billion dollars on stadiums and their facilities for the World Cup
    And what did Qatar also do?
    On the doors of all hotels in Doha, there is a QR barcode to introduce Islam
    - In every stadium there is a chapel and places for ablution for the first time in the World Cup
    - Alcohol was banned in stadiums and public places, and special places were allocated for it (and this is the fee for hosting the World Cup)
    Immoral clothing for women and men was prohibited, and all parades and other things were prohibited in the streets and public places.
    - The opening of the World Cup was with verses from the Holy Quran recited by Ghanem Al-Muftah

  • glorious_lake | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 22 Nov 2022

    1

    Respecting another persons culture and religion should not entail you having to adopt that culture and religion yourself. It is a matter of respecting their right to have certain views and act in a certain way.

  • successful_horse | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 22 Nov 2022

    I respect where you're coming from and in a general sense that there are bad things happening
    everywhere. However, to me it is more than fair for anyone to criticize for two very specific things.
    1. To bribe your way to having the world cup while having laws that legally discriminate against a group of people is wrong.
    2.Because you don't have the infostructure to host this tournament, you put migrant workers through modern day slavery is awful. I believe the criticism is fair when it's about things that directly impact the WC.

  • unique_night | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 22 Nov 2022

    l don't understand why everyone is specifically fixated and angry about this particular World Cup. Every single country in this world has done some evil to it's own people and people from other eountries. lf we are going to have this morale stance on the World Cup then there would be no World Cup at all.I'm not saying what Qater has done is right by any means,but I'm just stating an obvious point that I have not seen made by anyone else.

  • calm_deer | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 22 Nov 2022

    Polarizing message but probably bad execution and worst timing .
    Infantino as FlFA president should have acknowledged the concerns of having a World Cap in Qatar , but then pivoted to being optimistic that this World Cap will be just as good as the others from a logistical and fan perspective .
    Instead ... we are talking politics , cultural differences and polarizing topics less then 24hr before the start of a World Cap instead of highlighting the excitement of the opening match between Qatar vs Ecuador.

  • blissful_fruit | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 22 Nov 2022

    With the fact that Europe should repent for another 3000 years , l would be careful because it will sound like a whole part of Europe yes, but Europe as a whole certainly not . For example ,as a central European ( slovaks , Czechs , poles ) , l don't know that they were colonial and so on l have nothing to a apologize for . We as central European citizens . And secondly , l don't know what the whole world is doing . Sometimes they have some laws that you don't have to agree with but when someone goes there , they have to respect and obey them . When they banned alcohol , it's logical , anyone who didn't expect that is a fool . The fact that they are against LGBTQ I is due to their faith and laws . When you go to another country , you have to respect the laws , whatever they are . Or just don't go there and that's it . This hysteria about nothing is really over the top......

  • jovial_flower | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 22 Nov 2022

    It's a trend that whenever a World Cup isn't in Europe, there's complaints and efforts to paint everything in a black light. In 2010,the media caused panic about alleged violence, crime and ill preparedness of South Africa .Imagine how it felt to the Africans. In Brazil 2014 again...Now there's all these documentaries about corruption at FIFA conveniently just before the tournament. Its tiring really and whatever Infantino's motive, I see why he's annoyed.

  • willing_woodpecker | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 22 Nov 2022

    One of the occasions where there is a global turnout and global follow-up of people is the World Cup, so it is good to invest this event in raising awareness of human problems such as global warming, famine or diseases

  • amusing_wildcat | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    I will choose to speak in yellow in the part where he says I was bullied at school because my hair is red, so does he want to say that Arabs treat foreigners unequally? When you want to show something you don't like and at the same time the problems fade away, you use this method of writing and I respond to this comment that even if Arabs do that with foreigners, this is nothing but a reaction to what foreigners do when they prevent Arab female students from studying because of the hijab only and because they are Muslims . I apologize for my bluntness but the comment is really annoying

  • aware_idea | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    I choose section C. Mr. Infantino is trying to explain what the State of Qatar has been subjected to in terms of bullying and racial discrimination as an Arab country, unfortunately. I feel grateful and thankful for what Infantino said, as he is trying to communicate the idea to the minds of all levels of the world’s people, in a frank way without courtesy, and in an indirect way, addressing the hearts and minds of those who are bullied and those who are not bullied, and that we all have to respect the cultures of different countries and peoples of the world, so I will say Mr. Infantino has all the respect and appreciation because you told the truth and objected to bullying in a civilized manner and in a sophisticated manner that makes it clear that it is better that there is no idea of ​​distinction and distinction between people and countries

  • emotional_moon | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    Ask the opinions of the Arabs, the Africans, the Asians on the interview. Their opinion is different from that of the Europe and the west.

    Respect peoples culture when you go to their place and stop trying to impose your views in the name of human rights...

    Well for the migrant workers and the accidents and deaths, Qatar will need to answer. As for the others please... respect their culture and way of life.

  • best_groundhog | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    I believe that those statements did not come from him in vain, because he knows the truth and sees the development that Qatar has made in the field of workers' rights, and that big leap in human rights has affected his statements while he is asking Europe to apologize for its bad past with regard to human rights. Here some may be surprised. From his statements, but if it is indicative, then it indicates that he is aware of the events and their development, and that he is eager to participate and interact between peoples, and I see that he has a love for getting to know the Arab and Islamic peoples, and we do not forget that he believes that Qatar is the best to be able to produce an honorable and different version of the World Cup

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 23 Nov 2022

    I feel he is simply trying to say one thing UNITY. Everyone thinks they have unity, but not really, I don't think so, in modern day times it is one thing after the order, if it isn't gender discrimination, then it is about sexuality or race. I feel happy, I feel educated, after a long time I finally feel like I am not alone, I can boldly say that I share perspective with other people, I feel that Mr Infanito gave everyone relief, believe it or not he said things that we are all thinking but were too afraid to say, he is saying basic problems I feel he is also trying to say how people do not know how to talk to each other even in my school environment students do not know how to converse with each other so we should have basic skills like listening skills and talking skill . In response I will tell Mr Infanito to stand strong and have peace that he is not alone, we all feel the way he feels and the sooner we understand people and their point of views, we will be able to make the world better.

  • breathtaking_ferret | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 23 Nov 2022

    I feel that the fact you have to relate with someone those not mean that you must adopt the culture and the believes of the person, but you just have to respect and try to flow with the person, in other for peace.

  • inventive_conclusion | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    Your respect for the principles and culture of others does not mean that you follow them or replace them with your own principles and culture. All that matters is that you must respect these different principles and culture for different people and not attack them with discrimination, racism and backward thinking. Rather, they must be accepted and used intelligently to benefit and exchange experiences and cultures. We must meet abuse with kindness. .

  • poetic_banana | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    I agree with Mr. Infantino's statement that we must respect all cultures and religions if the country is Islamic we must respect it. People are opposed to the World Cup in Qatar because Qatar has established strict laws against LGBT people, because Qatar is an Islamic State.What Mr. Infantino is trying to say in section C is that we encourage our children and our children if they fail a test or a job We don't have to beat them and curse them because it shatters him the most, it doesn't make him better, it makes it worse, so we have to encourage him to become the best all person to go wrong and fail, so you have to support him and encourage him and help him to become as good as you want.

  • careful_jambul | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    It should not entail respecting the cultures and religions of other people, and it should be forced to build cultures and religions on your own. We must all educate ourselves. Many things are not perfect, but reform and change take time.

  • enthusiastic_synthesizer | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 23 Nov 2022

    all what i got from his message is that we should treat people with respect. we should not be judging people on how the look or feel , we should respect people because they are humans like us. we should respect other people cultures and way of life.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 23 Nov 2022

    If you ask me, I feel he is trying to say that we should be a little more polite and accept people the way they are, I mean it is not as hard as people make it to look. I mean for as long as we have known there have always been a way people act in a community so why the head-to-head battle now, all of a sudden. I feel the leaders and the grown-ups contribute I mean it is in human nature to learn and I would not be surprised if the poeple who engage in potting down other people's opinion learnt it from our so-called leaders of today.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 23 Nov 2022

    I feel he is trying to say the world is constantly changing and to some extent he is saying as the world is changing you either change with it or move along. He is also trying to propose a question, he is trying to ask the world if our solution to everything is arguing and pushing blame. I mean are we not all just trying to be the better version of ourselves.

  • bright_wallaby | Mayflower Centre | Romania 23 Nov 2022

    In my view I think Mr Infantino is right: we should not run away from engaging with issues. I agree that people who are different tend to be bullied, and we should not allow it. However, I strongly disagree with his statement about Europe having to apologise. I think Europe should be appreciated for bringing democracy to where it is now. Humanity had to go thru different stages to reach where we are today. I come from Romania and our country was conquered by the ottomans and people were killed if they didn't want to convert to islam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantin_Brâncoveanu). Nobody is asking them to apologise for that. What about Genghis Khan's mass exterminations ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destruction_under_the_Mongol_Empire)? How were Europeans any worse?

  • curious_contribution | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 23 Nov 2022

    Am going with A because I simply understand is that life is dynamic and it changes but most people forget this. The situation we find ourselves in would one day change because nothing last forever, our past predicament is someone present condition and the way we experienced it may have been different so we should not be quick to judge forgetting we were one day there. To err is human and to forgive is divine.
    Everyone makes mistakes and no one is perfect, but when you try to paint an image that is not existent to the world creates a false ideology and makes everyone competitive in a bad way which breeds unhealthy vices. Most European countries have directly or indirectly made developing countries feel inferior and this gives room for them to take advantage of the countries. Some people do not see this as a problem because it has become a lifestyle and a normal occurrence and the best way to break this thought is by first having honest dialogue and not just the type were agreements and documents are signed but relationship should be formed so that the forgiveness they are seeking would not be just a political thing but rather a milestone.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 23 Nov 2022

    I think he is trying to get us to understand that we can talk to people in a better and more caring manner. I would like to give an example, if a child does something and instead of talking to them nicely you call them names like maybe criminal, what do you expect to happen, the child would obviously become a criminal, as a manager he just basically shared a contributing factor of the success of his club. If someone need motivation you motivate and you don't so it harshly, everyone can correct people what differentiates the people that are corrected is the manner of approach. No human being alive wants to be disgraced.

  • shy_cranberry | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    From my point of view, I think Gianni's speech was good. I believe in freedom of speech. Agreed with section C. Diplomacy and dialogue are important to success. When the baby causes trouble, if the mother hits it and doesn't listen to it, the reacts badly, but if the mother talks with her child and understands his point of view, it comes to a good conclusion. This is what Gianni demanded. Dialogue is the most important means of communicating information, modifying wrong ideas, knowing others' desires, and communicating to solve a problem. Gianni also called for an end to discrimination and racism . Football is universal and has different cultures. Every country has its own culture and politics, and wherever the World Cup is held, we must respect those cultures and shuns racism.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 23 Nov 2022

    I feel like he was trying to tell us to literally just stop with the criticism, we are quick to criticize but never quick to try to help and when other people help, we are also quick to criticize the people who are helping.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 23 Nov 2022

    In my opinion he is trying to say that we all have past and hidden problems, I mean if these statements did not come directly from his mouth who would think that they were true, I feel like he isn't trying to center on anything specific, but he is just trying to let us know that people and feelings change. To some extent he is also trying to say that not everyone who feels discriminated or secluded is always right, how do we react, how do we behave when people tell us certain thing. Do we try to make them see our point of view by calmly explaining or do we just burst out with all our emotions at full force.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 23 Nov 2022

    In B I think he was just speaking about the golden rule treat others the way you want to be treated. But most people do not do that, using myself as an example, people do not treat me the way I treat them, but they always have advice on how I can treat them better, I feel like the one question we should ask ourselves is that if people treat us the way we treat them will we be happy, everyone wants to be treated right but no one wants to treat someone else right. Sooner or later, we will realize that we can, and we must treat each other better.

  • giving_mood | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    Speech (C) delivered by Mr. Infantino is trying to convey to us that to obtain engagement by seeking dialogue, understanding and tolerance, because insulting methods do not work and do not lead to engagement. What Mr. Infantino spoke about in speech (C) is that there are many who use the wrong methods of engagement. I want to say to Mr. Infantino that he is right in his speech, because engagement is by seeking dialogue and understanding and not by insulting

  • excited_memory | Shohour Public High School | Lebanon 23 Nov 2022

    The FIFA president has been defending Qatar with these speeches while addressing critics of Qatar's World Cup preparations. The FIFA President wanted to say that football is powerful in resolving divisions between different peoples of the world and bringing them closer together. He wants to build bridges between cultures and provide all support in order to overcome cultural barriers. He stated: FIFA is an open, transparent and democratic organization and we are always ready to work together. As Nelson Mandela said, “Sport has the power to change the world.”

  • fun_tennis | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    I think that Mr. Infantino used to say that he is against bullying and that engagement and integration with others creates many opportunities for dialogue and understanding, and that all people must be respected regardless of culture, religion, identity and appearance.

  • insightful_peach | Futures Hurghada Language School | Egypt 23 Nov 2022

    In speech A Infantino wants to say that we are all similar, the Africans are like the Europeans and also like the Asians. And the difference in our color or culture is just a way to distinguish between the different people and their different culture.

  • noble_mango | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    Became a huge fan of him.Qatar is going to host World cup we know it for years. Now when everything is ready we are going to enjoy world cup at thet moment they are starting criticism plus bringing up issues and issues. We are waiting for world cup for 4 years. Iagree with him let the football bring people together.

  • brave_forest | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    1- What is Mr. Infantino trying to say?
    In my opinion, what he is trying to say is that there is no difference between choosing any country to hold the World Cup in, but every country should be given the right to host the World Cup, and no distinction should be made between countries. We cannot judge that this country is not qualified to host the World Cup without knowing what it will do, so other countries must merge with the host countries and see what they will do to host the World Cup.

    2- How do you feel about the way he said it?
    I am sure that my feeling is happiness, as he did not discriminate between countries, but rather gave each country its right, and the way he said it I liked it very much, as it made it clear that there should be no discrimination between countries and that all countries are equal.

    3- What would you say to Mr. Infantino in response?
    Of course, I will say that I support him, thank him, and appreciate his lack of distinction between countries and his knowledge that all countries are equal, and that any country has the right to host the World Cup in it, and I hope that it will remain so.

  • flowing_impression | Shohour Public High School | Lebanon 23 Nov 2022

    1

    I choose Section "C"
    I think Mr. Infantino is trying to tell the world that instead of standing on the opposite side of Qatar and just throwing only toxic speech and criticism on the policies of Qatar towards the world cup from restricting any LGBTQ logos to restricting alcohol.. etc, he is convincing these people to be cooperative, to try respecting the country's culture and traditions, and to cooperate for making fifa 2022 one of the best fifa plays ever. He clarified his opinion with an example about if you keep insulting the child the behaviors will get worse. As if Qatar is the child and the world else is the parents, if they keep this insults they won't get any benefit, but if they cooperate they'll definitely gain.

  • cultured_spring | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    I can understand that freedom of expression is guaranteed to all people, but in my opinion this is a World Cup for everyone and it is not exclusive to anyone, but as long as it is found in a country that actually respects the laws and sovereignty of this country.
    If the World Cup were to be held in one of the Western countries, I think we would not find anyone spreading all this sedition.
    We want a world cup full of happiness and peace for all of us away from negative means of communication.
    World Cup is not a dispute between the world

  • beloved_planet | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    Soccer has been an INTERNATIONAL sport and has the most fans all around the world regarding of their colour skins, religions and politics . So FiFA needs to learn to have and grant the country host who would tolerate, honor, welcome and secure the common rules and INTERNATIONAL norms for the game fans and players . If not, then give it to the country that can do that . The rest of the world still have had watching the soccer game from TV screens. FIFA leaders, your heavy pockets have dragged you down .

  • enlightened_currant | Shohour Public High School | Lebanon 23 Nov 2022

    Section c-
    He's trying to say that violence is not a right way to convince someone to do something in the right way, But by letting the child understand that he did something wrong in a good way it will not let him do it again because understanding is the key of success

  • spirited_snow | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 23 Nov 2022

    I have gone through it, and it happens in many countries, but respecting people does not proceed according to gender, color, and religion, but rather with piety, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of God be upon him) said: “There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab, nor for a white over a black, nor for a black over a white, except with piety.” We imitate the bullying child, but we help others. We feel sorry for the older and sympathize with the younger, and we must separatedistinguished among people

  • protective_strategy | Bal Bharati Public school A | India 24 Nov 2022

    Mr Infantino wants to convey that we should have self control on our actions . We should not bully people on the basis of color , religion, gender or caste . he himself takes his example that he sometimes feel he is a gay , he is African or he is disabled but that does not mean that he bully people or he is being shamed of all this . He just wants that people should not insult other or harm them . He want that parents should be friend of their children as when children do not get good grades then the parents should not lock them in a room or captivate them like a cage instead of that they should talk to them and figure it by all together . He also want that people should respect everyone's culture and rituals . Respecting another persons culture and religion should not entail you having to adopt that culture and religion yourself. It is a matter of respecting their right to have certain views and act in a certain way.

  • blithesome_imagination | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 24 Nov 2022

    SECTION A
    I think Mr Infantino is trying to say that we should be proud of who we are and should not allow anyone to discriminate you for who you have chosen to be because everyone has a right to choice and that choice can change you not anyone else, only an emotional person would understand what he is saying because being bullied is not a good experience, its a very discriminating process one undergoes through in life, but there is a reason why one is undergoing though this process, and this reason comes with a choice either to listen to it or to ignore it. We should never allow anyone to change the person you are meant to be, stick to your own self and prepare for a great future.

  • blithesome_imagination | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 24 Nov 2022

    SECTION C
    I think Mr Infantino is trying to say that correcting a child in an unpleasant approach makes the child feels discriminated and undeceive, and the child starts having a very wrong corrupted mentality that anything he or she does is useless and being insulted by others, but if we exercise humbleness and patience in correcting a child according to his or her wrong deeds, the child would try his or her best to avoid such an act in other for you to be proud of them and correction would be accepted peacefully by that child.

  • harmonious_heart | Mayflower Centre | Romania 24 Nov 2022

    I think he is trying to say that we should treat everyone the same and that we should talk to each other to solve our problems instead of fighting each other or saying hateful things. Even words are like weapons, they wound sometimes. We will solve our problems with compassion.

  • fun_rainforest | Mayflower Centre | Romania 24 Nov 2022

    I believe he's trying to say that discriminated people should start engaging. I feel inspired about the way he said it because he tells us how hard it was for him when he was bullied. I would tell him that his idea is amazing and that everyone should respect others, even people that are different. I'll also ask him what else will he do about discriminated people.

  • bright_wallaby | Mayflower Centre | Romania 24 Nov 2022

    1

    What he said was really deep. So many people are trying to solve this riddle. Some disagree, some agree and some just may have a different point of view. I personally think that he meant that we shouldn't judge Qatar so harshly. That we shouldn't judge the people in Qatar for Fifa's choice.
    The way he said it only made me more curious since we don't really know what he meant.
    If I had the opportunity to ask Mr. Infantino anything I think that I would ask him how choosing Qatar as the host can help the world to change their view on this country. What will the opportunity bring and does he think it will help Qatar after the Cup also?

  • poetic_buffalo | Mayflower Centre | Romania 24 Nov 2022

    I see your point mister Gianni Infantino and I agree with you at section C. I think you are trayng to sey that if someone have done something wrong we don't have to say that he is wrong and is a mess .Instead of during this you should better tell to him why is he or she wrong ant try to help him .Then that person will be motivated to try again and do it better .I think this is the way we should treat people.

  • memorable_cookie | Mayflower Centre | Romania 24 Nov 2022

    I think he is trying to say that europeans made some cruel things back then. I totally agree with that, but it is not what we, the actual people did. We didn t exist back then. All of our opinions changed completely. If this was not true, I dont think anybody would be able to say that. I have learned at history lessons what people would do at that time. Even if horible things used to happen, it was not the normal people doing it, but the ones who had the power to, like rich people. Some people deserve an apology, but not for the next 3000 years. The europeans mistakes were awful, but just apologies wont do to much anyway. We can continue make major changes. This would actually help more. Actions speak louder than words.

  • brilliant_ferret | Mayflower Centre | Romania 24 Nov 2022

    I think he is trying to say that it's does matter how you look.
    I feel like a little kid who realised that everything is possible. I want to ask him if there is too much money in football in his opinion and if he could spend this money better.

  • incomparable_armadillo | Mayflower Centre | Romania 24 Nov 2022

    I think that in section B Mr Infantino is trying to say that European people should apologize a lot to diverse people, but I think that he is a little wrong because "the present people " didn't really influenced the diverse people.
    I think that he said correct things about the world we are living in and I feel good that he said those things.
    I would response him that it is true that diverse people get discriminated, but on the second hand I would tell him that not all the Europeans discriminate them. Should we apologize for things we personally didn't do? I haven't been on earth long enough to be responsible.

  • illuminated_chameleon | Mayflower Centre | Romania 24 Nov 2022

    Section C
    I think he is trying to say...
    That using force we won't solve anything, at least not for a long . Also that the methods parents try to educate their kids with are not very effective, because they only make tensions bigger.
    I feel like he is right, but just in some cases. For example if a kid does not want to learn for school, saying"let us work togheter" would not solve anything.
    In response to him I would say that in some cases being a little tougher is good, but never to reach human death.

  • outgoing_perspective | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 24 Nov 2022

    I think he was trying to say that a mistake cannot be corrected by a mistake, but rather that he is very happy that Qatar will host the World Cup this year, but there are people who attacked him and said that he is a liar and a hypocrite and does not care about himself.

  • cooperative_dolphin | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 24 Nov 2022

    You have chosen Section B.
    Question 1: What is Mr. Infantino trying to say? That the Qataris should apologize to the people before giving lessons. Many European institutions work in Qatar. Slogans and moral lessons betray hypocrisy. Conditions for workers in Qatar are better than immigrants in Europe. He also wanted to say, “Let us celebrate peace on the land of peace.” Let us draw a smile, and we must focus on Workers, we do not have to spread violence and hatred, we have to spread understanding and rapprochement among different peoples.
    Question 2: How do you feel about the way he said it?
    I agree with Mr. Infantino's statement that we should respect all cultures and religions if the country is Islamic we should respect it and we should not judge people on how they look or feel we should respect people Humans like us.
    Question 3: What would you say to Mr. Infantino in response to that? I will tell him that you raised the status of the European workers in the speech you mentioned at the conference, and I would like to thank you for your kind and tolerant words towards the workers!

  • fearless_engineer | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 24 Nov 2022

    I think he meant that Qatar should not be judged in this way, just because it banned alcohol and its opinion in the category of homosexuality, but their religion, beliefs and traditions should be respected, and the effort that Qatar made to establish the World Cup should be appreciated. I believe that the choice of Qatar as the host country has changed a lot of people in this country. But if people continue to insult and disrespect Qatar, they will not get any result.

  • aware_leaves | Shohour Public High School | Lebanon 24 Nov 2022

    I chose c
    His words are directed to all scholars, telling them to stop saying the negative aspects of Qatar hosting the tournament and nonsense.
    He is trying to say that we cooperate and adapt in understanding the customs and traditions of that country, despite the difference, but that we must respect that country.
    As he said, we do not have to lock the child in his room, as this will negatively affect him, but we must communicate and understand with him and not criticize him or belittle him

  • romantic_elderberry | Rafah Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory 24 Nov 2022

    Congratulations to the Arab countries for winning the match that took place between Saudi Arabia and Argentina, and better luck for Argentina and victory in the coming times, God willing

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 24 Nov 2022

    In my opinion Mr Infantino is just talking about accountability, we never hold the people who need to be accountable for their decisions, we are always trying to push blame, sadly when this happens, we all know the wrong people feel the effect of the actions of others, they end up feeling bad and singled out.

  • attentive_physics | Govt. Shuhada-e-APS Model Girls High School B | Pakistan 24 Nov 2022

    Lets see the positive side of the speach of Mr Infantino. Apart from the argument that its the matter of sharing legacy with the world. What if he did mean that in order to give the players an experience to play in all types of weather conditions the World Cup should be held on all the sub continents grounds not just the European ground. It will show the versatility in competitive skills of the participants in more acurate ways. It will help the sportsman in understanding game plans of the teams from diffrent regions and they can play better by devicing better deffensive strategies against each other.
    The audience also will get the chance to observe and share different cultural values. It will also boom the economy by organising such events to make it effordable and accessible all the common men of the people outside the Europe. Apart of the cricket and other games the legacy of football also share with the outer world in order to draw the attention towards this game from all the regions and make if popular among the all continents.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 24 Nov 2022

    If we go to look at the full speech of Mr Infantino, we will get more light, I want to look at the racism aspect of these statements, the fact that I am Nigerian does not mean I cannot support someone from another country, that is racism just pure racism. We have to stop that because everyone in the world has the right to cheers for who they want." That is why we were given choice

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 24 Nov 2022

    I get what Mr Infantino was trying to say but the truth is that it could be also seen as rude and mean. Why, well because he does not know what it feels like to be gay, he does not know what it feels like to be disabled he does not know what it feels like to be African, and in my opinion, he cannot relate being discriminated against because of red hair and freckles to anything he has just mentioned. You cannot actually relate their experience by just saying you 'feel' what they feel.

  • valuable_watermelon | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 24 Nov 2022

    We do not have the right to punish our children in front of their students, brothers or friends in order to achieve better educational results by using the method of dialogue and discussion. Also, we should not insult the child or the seven if he makes a mistake in the trampling or other things in order to enhance his values ​​and make him confident in himself and in the event that he is punished by mistake or insult. Or beating works, but on the contrary, it will develop in the child undesirable habits and concepts that affect his behavior

  • champion_conclusion | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 24 Nov 2022

    In fact, I agree with Mr. (Infantino) in what he mentioned, as he focused on the most important pivotal points in his speech that he wanted to consider before judging others. Section (A): He speaks that such a great event united different societies and helped to engage and coexist with everyone. Far from all forms of discrimination, and it also helped the exchange of cultures between peoples, on the other hand (Section / B) made it clear that we are all wrong, but it is good to learn from our previous mistakes, recalculate in matters, and act rationally and wisely, and Section (C) really surprised me when describing Qatar With the child who retracts his mistakes as a result of having received attention and encouragement from his supportive parents (other countries), this step may be the birth and a new beginning for Qatar and a point of retreat for some policies and correcting its misconceptions

  • honest_cat | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 25 Nov 2022

    Mr. Infantino's words are wonderful in the edifice. I was impressed by his words. He is trying to say that without our unity, "the world unites with Qatar," we will not be able to save the country. I mean, what I mean is that Qatar is a wonderful country and has built many sports stadiums that are very beautiful, and they have registered most of the players Their record, for example, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the fifth goal, it was wonderful. The manner of riddles in which Mr. Infantino speaks has both a good and a bad side. Bad because I think someone might misunderstand what he's saying. I would like to send a message to Mr. Infantino. You are wonderful, and I know that you stand with all countries. You deserve to be the president of FIFA. And I would like to send a message to the world. Raise your hands with each other, because we live in one world. Do not disparage Qatar, as it is a wonderful country.. Respect each other's cultures. In the end we are one people.

  • eloquent_concept | Gaza Prep B Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 25 Nov 2022

    I choose Speech (A)
    He tries to say that Qatar and the controversy that befell him brought back bad memories for him with his schoolmates who bullied him. Qatar embodied him when he was young..so he feels strong feelings...because he knows that bullying is not a solution to anything...instead of looking at the great side of Qatar..and looking at everything she prepared during the celebration...the controversy over her choice increased! ... Respect is what wins people... and he is the one who tried to deliver it, the FIFA president

  • centered_robin | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 25 Nov 2022

    I will choose Section A
    People start criticizing Qatar for choosing the World Cup and bullying them for the laws they chose. How about getting away from all this bullying and feeling that you are a part of this country and that you are a special fan in this country away from the bullying in the match venue or the fans present and just enjoy what you see.

    Mr. Infantino's choice of this way of speaking is very impressive. It makes a person think deeply before uttering a single letter

    It is not important where the World Cup will be hosted. It is important to respect the laws issued by this country and to respect who this country will host in order to feel comfortable for both parties.

  • involved_mood | Alkhansaa Prep Co Ed School B | Occupied Palestinian Territory 25 Nov 2022

    It is amazing how every thing has to always fit in European way of life, the weather for example, why should the world Cup be organized in European summer time only? There is a reason AFCON is organized in January, if you gonna have the world it is perfectly fine to change the time. Gianni is 100%right.

  • intuitive_drum | Maritime Academy | United Kingdom 25 Nov 2022

    I believe that those statements did not come from him in vain, because he knows the truth and sees the development that Qatar has made in the field of workers' rights, and that big leap in human rights has affected his statements while he is asking Europe to apologize for its bad past with regard to human rights. Here some may be surprised. From his statements, but if it is indicative, then it indicates that he is aware of the events and their development, and that he is eager to participate and interact between peoples, and I see that he has a love for getting to know the Arab and Islamic peoples, and we do not forget that he believes that Qatar is the best to be able to produce an honorable and different version of the World Cup (also its coming home as england 4-1 usa tonight)

  • terrific_llama | Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School B | Pakistan 25 Nov 2022

    He is attempting to persuade anyone who is complaining about a particular region's culture or civilization that they should instead try to adapt to it. Furthermore, he is urging Europeans to befriend everyone by putting aside any prejudices they may have. 
    I think he is right within the domain of humanity.
    I would like to say that no region or culture or civilization is the sole custodian of a game event. Every region or country has an equal right to engage in a mega event while preserving culture and civilization.

  • reflective_journalist | Rafah Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 25 Nov 2022

    I chose Section C, I think Mr. Infantino is trying to tell the world that instead of standing on the other side of Qatar and just uttering poisonous words and criticism of Qatar's policies towards the World Cup from restricting any LGBTQ logos to restricting alcohol..etc., he persuades These people want to be cooperative, to try to respect the country's culture and traditions, and to come together to make FIFA 2022 one of the best FIFA plays ever. He explained his opinion with an example. If you continue to insult the child, the behavior will only get worse. As if Qatar is the child and the other world is the parents. If they continue to insult, they will not get any benefit, but if they cooperate, they will certainly benefit.

  • broadminded_memory | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 25 Nov 2022

    He is trying to say, before attacking Qatar and saying that it persecutes human rights, let us review ourselves as countries, and see who really persecutes human rights.

    He said it in a wonderful way that respects all people and is clear to be understood by governments

    Mr. Infantino, you have excelled in your statements

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 25 Nov 2022

    sometimes I wonder why we never focus on the important stuff Infantino is trying to say that instead of insulting each other we should celebrate the fact that this is a memorable event, and it is for everyone, the first world cup to be held in the Middle east.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 25 Nov 2022

    I feel like we are all taking this too likely, Mr. Infantino can relate that is why he is so hurt, he's the son of a migrant and we all want him to take the abuse of migrant workers likely no, also I stand with every word he has said.

  • intelligent_parrot | Govt. Comprehensive Boys High School | Pakistan 25 Nov 2022

    I think that he wants to say that we should work together as human being not as American, African, British and without any discrimination of color creed and race. In this way,we can obtain peaceful and successful events.
    He said this speech with hardworking and sad emotions about his life as he suffered social discrimination in his life. He told that what someone feels when he faces bad comments of people about him or her.
    I would say that he has made a very motivative speech. These are very important words to follow and to achieve success.

  • convivial_starfruit | Govt Girls Higher Secondary School | Pakistan 25 Nov 2022

    Mr infantino is trying to say that we should not discriminate bw arab nd non arbs bw English nd Muslims etc . Sports teach us to accepte our defeate with smiling face as next time i will b winner by more hard work . Also teach how to get on highest skills to present excellent work for our team . Fifa presedent expressed what he actually felt for ..

  • phenomenal_lion | Govt. Comprehensive Boys High School | Pakistan 26 Nov 2022

    In my opinion respecting another persons culture and religion should not entail you having to adopt that culture and religion yourself. It is a matter of respecting their right to have certain views and act in a certain way.

  • phenomenal_lion | Govt. Comprehensive Boys High School | Pakistan 26 Nov 2022

    I choose Section "C"
    I think Mr. Infantino is trying to tell the world that instead of standing on the opposite side of Qatar and just throwing only toxic speech and criticism on the policies of Qatar towards the world cup from restricting any LGBTQ logos to restricting alcohol.. etc, he is convincing these people to be cooperative, to try respecting the country's culture and traditions, and to cooperate for making fifa 2022 one of the best fifa plays ever. He clarified his opinion with an example about if you keep insulting the child the behaviors will get worse. As if Qatar is the child and the world else is the parents, if they keep this insults they won't get any benefit, but if they cooperate they'll definitely gain.

  • receptive_outcome | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 26 Nov 2022

    I chose the last part, as I felt that he meant that Qatar should be given the opportunity and work with it hand in hand so that it improves and becomes better in all aspects, and it should not be despised or avoided, as this worsens the situation. When I was reading what he said, I felt that he is a great writer and artist, as he portrayed Qatar We have your little child, as educating Qatar and the world is the responsibility of the world, and I would like to respond to his saying, I agree with you, and we must work hand in hand to develop all countries of the world and provide them with opportunities and encouragement to continue

  • credible_emotion | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 26 Nov 2022

    The thing Mr. Infantino is trying to say? To put yourself in the place of others and see how you would react if the same thing happened to you, for example the insult when you insulted and bullied someone, do you know how he would feel? He will feel ashamed, distressed, angry and embarrassed, and enmity and hatred will spread between him and the bullying party

  • jubilant_leaves | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 27 Nov 2022

    I agree because his words have a deep message.
    Fifa made a courageous decision by choosing Qatar to host the world cup and letting the decision happening. It is unfair to Qatar to face the world refusing it having the world cup but I think it made a good job in this round of the world cup inspite of depressed opinions. These words shows to the world that we are all human beings and and have personal differences and everyone should have a chance so let them show us their possibilities and this a right to every child and Qatar is a child of this world.Respect this chance and help the all to know other cultures and life styles and belief and respect it since we are coming just to enjoy. Most importantly Having the world cup in an Arab country is a rich experience for all the world. I watch every day the matches and the programs hosting people from many forign countries and this make me feel very happy to see all the world speaking and feeling happy in an Arab country.

  • accurate_wombat | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 27 Nov 2022

    well maybe he does not actually relate, also all the categories he mentioned cannot be related to being discrimated because of red hair and freckles, he was not a migrant worker, he does not know the struggle of a gay person, he can try to relate but he will never fully understand it.

  • receptive_editor | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria 27 Nov 2022

    I go with section A. I think that Mr. Infantino is trying to make the world feel as one. We should learn to tolerate our various differences. We should not criticize people or bully them because of their race instead we should tolerate them. For those countries who are bullied because of their color, I feel that great social media influencers should stand up for them and their rights should be protected. I also feel the people that are bullied are the LGBTQ and the bullies are Qatar. IN my own opinion Qatar should tolerate with them just for the sake of sport, because at the end of the day Qatar are benefiting tourism from different people around the world.

  • sympathetic_camel | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 28 Nov 2022

    I think I agree with Mr. Infantino on some of what he said and the most important points on which I agree with him are as follows: Mutual respect for the culture of others We, the people of the world, have to open our windows to the winds of change from cultures and others in light of globalization, with the need to take what is commensurate with our cultures and customs. - Preventing racial discrimination and the need for equality regardless of race, skin color, hair, or religion All religions encourage brotherhood. Freedom. equality. Justice Let us all, Arabs and foreigners, Muslims, Christians and others, preserve these principles - Finally, I say my word as a middle school student. All countries of the two worlds must preserve human dignity wherever that person is, so that we can live in a bright world for a better tomorrow, as well as preserve and preserve human dignity.

  • sociable_desert | Bal Bharati Public school B | India 28 Nov 2022

    Mr. Infanito's speech is really moving and shows the perspective of Qatar in these controversies as well. Qatar is hosting a very prestigious event. It is also the first Middle Eastern country to host FIFA. We are straight up neglecting its efforts to do its best to host this event beautifully and insulting the country and hammering allegations. He says that rather than pressurising the country which has taken up such a great initiative, we should engage in a dialogue and come up with the best possible solutions. We need to engage with Qatar and know its side of this too. We have simply given up on Qatar and are completely against it. However, we could help Qatar with its problems instead so that it can realise its mistakes and improve. This is how countries improve and lives of the people improve.
    Qatar wishes to transform into a global society and to provide a higher standard of living. It will also be benefited with sustained growth after the tournament ends. There will be a boost in its economy as well.
    We should not look down upon how this will benefit the country and the people living in it as well. We should support this development and help Qatar.

  • reflective_journalist | Rafah Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 28 Nov 2022

    What he said was really profound. Many people are trying to solve this riddle. Some disagree, some agree and some may have a different view. Personally, I think he meant that we should not judge Qatar so harshly. We should not judge people in Qatar for choosing FIFA. The way he said it made me even more curious because we really don't know what he means. If I had the chance to ask Mr. Infantino anything I think I would ask him how choosing Qatar as a host could help the world change their view of this country. What will the opportunity bring and does he think it will help Qatar after the cup as well?

  • charming_weaver | Shri Natesan Vidyasala Mhss | India 29 Nov 2022

    The crux of the message by Infantino is, let's give Qatar a chance. Let's not jump to conclusion!
    Let's not play the role of demi-God. We too have been insensitive and let's accept that and allow them to do their job!
    Let's not be judgmental! The Qatar may do well too!

  • excited_raisin | Shohour Public High School | Lebanon 29 Nov 2022

    Section B:
    i think that Mr. Infantino is trying to say that after after Qatar showed respect to all people, from different nations, ethnics, and cultures, it must be a model for other countries. As in Europe, discrimination is spread everywhere so before the European give morals about such problems they've to fix it .

  • allowing_flute | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 30 Nov 2022

    What would you say to Mr. Infantino in response?
    Section C I want to tell him I completely agree with you because you talked about an event that spread to us all when our children refuse to go to school because they are ignorant of its importance and that they believe that school is a place to study only and that they must do so, but when you mentioned to us that the most appropriate way that is in line with the minds For any person, it is to talk to him and ask him what you are afraid of and why you do not like to go to it, or to ask his teenage son and say to him what is wrong with you, how are you, how was your day, did you have fun with your friends, not to start with him, where were you, why were you late, what are your results, and say by insulting him if he fails, then this is A fatal mistake that our parents make a lot because they are hasty, but if there is a spirit of understanding, love and patience without getting angry at our children, then the idea of ​​dialogue and integration with the world 🌏 is a very good thing because it increases your knowledge and makes you more social.

  • tough_moment | Lyons Hall Primary School A | United Kingdom 02 Dec 2022

    I think he is trying to be nice he knows how it feels but red hair and freckles isn't the worst thing that could happen to you .

  • ethical_climate | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 06 Dec 2022

    I think he was saying that no matter how different our customs, traditions and cultures are, this will not affect us, rather we are all equal and we will meet on one spot

  • committed_tsunami | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory 07 Dec 2022

    Respecting another persons culture and religion should not entail you having to adopt that culture and religion yourself. It is a matter of respecting their right to have certain views and act in a certain way.

  • idealistic_song | St. Andrew Kaggwa Gombe High school | Uganda 08 Dec 2022

    Respecting somebody else's religion and culture should not entail you having to adopt that religion and culture yourself . It is a matter of respecting their right to have certain views and act in certain ways.