Germany players wear T-shirts in protest against Qatar's human rights record

On Thursday evening, German players wore T-shirts to show their support for the Qatar migrant workers before their 2022 World Cup Qualifying match against Iceland.

Germany players wear T-shirts in protest against Qatar's human rights record

Both teams wore black shirts at the start of the match with one letter in white on it spelled out “Human Rights”.

World Cup is scheduled to happen in Qatar starting 21st November.

 Leon Goretzka Germany’s midfielder said, “We have the World Cup coming up and there will be discussions about it, we wanted to show we are not ignoring that.”

“We have a large reach and we can use it to set an example for the values we want to stand for."

After Wednesday's protest, football's world governing body, FIFA, said Norway will not face "disciplinary proceedings", adding that it "believes in the freedom of speech and in the power of football as a force for good".

According to last month’s Guardian report, 6500 migrants have died in Qatar since the World Cup was awarded in 2010.

Qatar responding to the reports they said, “We deeply regret all of these tragedies and investigated each incident to ensure lessons were learned. We have always maintained transparency around this issue and dispute inaccurate claims around the number of workers who have died on our projects."

According to the Qatar Government, the "mortality rate among these communities is within the expected range for the size and demographics of the population".

Qatar has been constructing seven new stadiums to stage the World Cup tournament, which has been moved to winter to avoid the country's extreme summer heat.