Wednesday, January 19

The World Cup organizer was praised for the decision. So why is the criticism hailed?

Several human rights organizations believe that the host country of next year’s World Cup has not done enough to improve the human rights situation in the country.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino (left) and Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during the Arab championships held in Qatar in December. The emir is Qatar’s supreme leader.

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar has been controversial ever since the country in 2010 won the battle to host it. In connection with the award came the accusations of corruption in the International Football Association (Fifa).

But it is the situation of the workers in the country that has triggered the strongest emotions. In Qatar, 95 percent of the workers are migrants. There have been serious allegations against Qatar’s handling of these in connection with the construction of the World Cup arenas.

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