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article imageWorld Cup: Qatar accused of slave labor for less than $1 an hour

By Edwin Gudzević     Mar 27, 2013 in Sports
Qatar is being accused of slave labor. "To build infrastructure, more workers are likely to die than the 736 players who will participate in the World Cup," said Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation.
Ever since Qatar was awarded for the 2022 World Cup, the championship has been punctuated by controversial topics. Corruption Allegations have been acquired with the tournament to be played in the winter, because of the high temperatures during the summer months in the emirates.
German newspaper Bild revealed that the 1.2 million workers who are working to get the infrastructure ready are currently living in inhuman conditions. The newspaper said that the workers - mostly from Nepal and the Philippines - only earn 1$ hour and live in small rooms, often with no air conditioning, although the heat sometimes rises to 50 degrees. In addition, many workers cannot leave Qatar because the employer took their passports.
- ''Despite all the promises, Qatar has not changed anything. We will launch a global campaign to put pressure on Fifa. This is about life and death for many people, says communications manager Tim Noonan.''
There must be nine stadiums for the World Cup 2022. Another three arenas have not been renovated, which is a must in order to offer comfort and amenities in accordance with European standards.
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