Zelenskyy’s Speech at the Football World Cup 2022

by Olha Povaliaieva
Sunday, December 19, 2022
Zelenskyy’s Speech at the Football World Cup 2022

The president of Ukraine addressed the spectators of the World Cup online and said that "war must fail"

The final of the FIFA World Cup took place in Qatar today. Ukraine has asked FIFA to provide an opportunity for the president of Ukraine to address the world through a platform in Qatar. However, the idea of global peace did not impress FIFA, and on December 16 they denied airtime to Ukraine.

Nevertheless, on December 18, before the final of the 2022 World Cup, Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the audience in the stands of the championship and everyone who watched the full match. The president called for the creation of the Global peace formula summit to implement the "peace formula". According to Zelenskyy, the summit will become a platform for uniting states "around the idea of global peace."

However, FIFA has not backed down from its stance and, after the president's address, told CNN, "FIFA has lost its valuable understanding of football as a game that brings people together rather than maintaining existing divisions." Most likely, this opinion is supported only by the football federation, because Ukrainian fans nevertheless proved themselves in the championship.

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