Fifa faces legal challenge over Qatar migrant workers

Fifa faces legal challenge over Qatar migrant workers

The Guardian: World News

FNV union says football body should have demanded abolition of kafala migrant labour system ahead of 2022 World Cup

Fifa is facing legal action in the Swiss courts over its alleged complicity in the mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup, the Guardian can reveal.

Since Fifa voted in December 2010 to hold the World Cup in the tiny Gulf state, Qatar has faced intense criticism over the plight of an army of migrant workers that soared to 1.7 million as the country embarked on a construction spree to build the stadiums and infrastructure required.

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