Workers at Qatar’s World Cup stadiums toil in debt and squalor

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Months before tournament starts, migrant labourers at Qatar’s stadiums face poor living conditions and claim they still pay illegal fees and cannot change jobs

When the England team arrive at Al Bayt stadium for their match against the USA in just over two months, they will be met by a stunning 60,000-seat arena built to resemble a nomadic tent.

The stadium, arguably Qatar’s finest, will host matches from the opening game through to the semi-finals. If England win their group and reach that far, they will play four games at the ground.

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Written by Pete Pattisson in Doha
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/sep/20/workers-qatar-world-cup-football-stadiums-toil-in-debt-and-squalor under the title “Workers at Qatar’s World Cup stadiums toil in debt and squalor”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.