For Paulo Fontes, director of communication and campaigns, six months before the start of the World Cup, “reforms and advances have taken a long time” or “do not seem to be happening”.

“It is therefore very important that sports agents, and not only politicians, understand its importance and relevance at this moment and that they bring this issue up, that they take a position of putting human rights on top of the table, along with this theme of sport and football”.

According to Lusa, more than 15,000 people have died between 2010 and 2019 and that number may even be higher, but the most conservative reports, amount to at least 6,500 deaths.