Norway soccer leader who confronted Qatar seeks top UEFA job

GENEVA (AP) — The Norwegian official who made her reputation in soccer politics with a speech in Doha last year criticizing World Cup host Qatar is seeking to join the UEFA executive committee. Lise Klaveness is a lawyer and former national-team player who is one of the few women presidents of a national soccer body. The Norwegian Football Federation says she’s standing as a candidate in an April 5 election for UEFA’s decision-making board. Her speech last March at the FIFA Congress of 200 soccer nations in Qatar drew attention to the World Cup host’s human rights record.

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