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Qatar’s migrant workers ‘celebrate’ their own World Cup

By DW
01 December 2022   |   12:10 pm
On the outskirts of Doha, migrant workers are finally getting to enjoy the World Cup that they made possible. Far from the city's shiny lights, the lives lost and their impact on the event are not forgotten.

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