The World Cup of shame? Qatar’s human rights record in the spotlight
19 November 2022 | 5:36 am
The Gulf nation of Qatar is hosting the FIFA World Cup, even as human rights groups document the colossal loss of life among migrant labourers working on the country's massive construction programme. Moreover, Qatar's attitude to same-sex relationships has prompted calls for the Emirate to be shunned.
World Cup fever was running high in Mexico on Sunday (October 16), with Mexicans turning out to catch a glimpse of the World Cup 2022 trophy, which will be awarded to the winning team in Qatar.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino re-iterated next month's World Cup in Qatar will be for everyone, as some of the tournament's top officials gathered in Doha on Monday. Addressing a news conference in a recorded video, Infantino said the tournament can help "bring the world together" and that fans would be an important part of that process.
Officials in several French cities are announcing that they will not be organizing public viewing areas for World Cup matches. There won't be any of the usual big screen broadcasts in the plazas, parks, and promenades of Paris, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux, Reims, and Strasbourg.
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Qatar's hosting of the upcoming 2022 World Cup brought in thousands of migrant workers to build stadiums and other infrastructure. These foreigners left everything behind in search of a better life.
A football fan from Saudi Arabia has finally reached Doha after walking 1,600 kilometres from Jeddah to attend the Qatar World Cup matches. Abdullah Al Sulmi, 33, an experienced trekker, arrived on Monday after 55 days. All he carried was a backpack, trekking pole and Saudi and Qatari flags.
Unpaid wages, under-reporting of migrant worker deaths and an eye-watering carbon footprint are just some of the concerns being expressed by human rights groups and environmentalists as Qatar prepares to host one of the planet's biggest sporting events. Just weeks before the opening match, we bring you a special edition on the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Former Germany captain and World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger told DW he's not sure the current crop are good enough to win in Qatar. He also said the controversial World Cup hosts should be judged post-tournament.
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As kickoff for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar approaches, a gay Qatari doctor with asylum in the U.S. is speaking out against the host country’s record on LGBT rights.
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Sepp Blatter, the former president of FIFA when Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup hosting rights in 2010, told Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger "Qatar is a mistake," adding that "the choice was bad."
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