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New charter to protect WC 2022 workers

ESPN staff | February, 11 2014

A "workers' charter" has been drawn up by the organisers of the 2022 World Cup in a bid to protect the rights of migrant employees in Qatar. • World Cup Daily: Tuesday The Asian nation has come under fire for not doing en...

FIFA wants update on Qatar working conditions

Associated Press | January, 30 2014

ZURICH -- FIFA have given Qatar two weeks to explain how welfare and living conditions for workers building 2022 World Cup projects are improving. FIFA says it expects to be sent "information on the specific steps" that have been taken sinc...

Qatar study says heat deters fans Video

Associated Press | January, 27 2014

DOHA, Qatar -- A Qatari government survey shows that most of the country is deterred from going to matches by the hot and dusty weather in the desert nation. The findings of the study, which was conducted with the Qatar Football Association, com...

Players' union seeks urgent Qatar rights talks Video

Associated Press | November, 26 2013

LONDON -- The international players' union says a delegation is going to Qatar to seek "urgent talks" over concerns the rights of players are being abused in the 2022 World Cup host nation. FIFPro is demanding action is taken to stop players wh...

FIFA to work on Qatar labour issues for 2022 Video

Associated Press | November, 20 2013

ZURICH -- Pressure on Qatar to improve conditions for migrant workers building 2022 World Cup projects increased on Wednesday with FIFA president Sepp Blatter describing the situation as unacceptable. FIFA issued a statement after Blatter m...

Amnesty alerts FIFA on Qatar worker rights Video

Associated Press | November, 18 2013

LONDON -- A human rights group has cataloged alleged human rights abuses in Qatar, and called on soccer governing body FIFA to ensure the exploitation of migrant workers ends as construction projects for the 2022 World Cup intensify. #INSERT type...

Amnesty International tells FIFA to act over Qatar Video

Richard Jolly | November, 17 2013

Amnesty International has called on FIFA to take a tougher stance with 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar over the “inexcusable” treatment of migrant workers and said it amounts to forced labour. #INSERT type:image END# • Qatar deny...

FIFA chief: Jan-Feb 2022 Cup in Qatar not viable

Associated Press | November, 8 2013

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter held firm Friday against shifting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to January or February to avoid the searing summer heat in the Gulf. #INSERT type:imagecaption:Sepp Blatter said January-...

FIFA official questions U.S. human rights record

Associated Press | October, 30 2013

AARHUS, Denmark -- A FIFA director believes some criticism of Qatar's human rights record is hypocritical, and questioned if the contentious Guantanamo Bay prison should similarly be taken into consideration when the United States is bidding for the...

FIFA 2018-2022 bid probe revealed Video

Associated Press | October, 8 2013

ZURICH -- FIFA ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia expects his investigations into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to last into next year. • FIFA set up World Cup tack force Garcia's U.S.-based law firm on Tuesday stressed the l...

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