Tyler Adams spotted having kickabout with migrant workers as Leeds United ace prepares for World Cup
Tyler Adams has been spotted having a training session with migrant workers as the Leeds United ace prepares to captain the USA in Qatar.
Adams has been in superb form for his club during the first part of the 2022/23 campaign and is joined by Brenden Aaronson in Gregg Berhalter’s squad.
The 23-year-old is out in Qatar preparing for the tournament, but he was pictured (Twitter, Adam Pope, 16 November) having a training session with some of the migrant workers.
A staggering report from The Guardian (23 February 2021) revealed that over 6500 migrant workers have died in Qatar since the country was awarded the World Cup.
It was a classy gesture from the Leeds United man with there being plenty of controversy over the working conditions for workers during the build-up to the World Cup.
Qatar being awarded the tournament has been a bone of contention, and players, such as Adams, must be feeling fairly disgruntled about the situation as a whole. For many, this is their first World Cup, they should be excited to be representing their countries and enjoying the experience as a whole.
However, there will always be a cloud surrounding what has gone on in Qatar in regard to the workers and the country’s human rights record.
For everyone watching from elsewhere, there’s a good chance everything will look and seem as if it’s all going well. It’s up to the media, players and management to really highlight what is going on in the country.
From a playing perspective, Leeds fans will be eagerly awaiting their USMNT representatives to line up against England on Friday 25 November.
In other Leeds news, Luke Ayling’s exit could be on the cards in January as clubs look to sign him.