Among the many issues raised by the 2022 World Cup is the plight of migrant workers. The Gulf state is known to have a terrible human rights record. Human rights organisations have been exposing the abuses of migrant workers for years. The Qatari government has been accused of using the World Cup as a means of securing migrant labour for the construction of stadiums. These workers are not allowed to leave the country for months while the construction takes place. They are also forced to work under terrible conditions. Many have died of heatstroke. This has led to a groundswell of protests among fans.
Human rights organisations have also been criticising the environmental impact of the tournament. The tournament is being held in the desert, which is a highly environmentally unfriendly area. The construction of the stadium is also expected to have a detrimental impact on the environment. The tournament is also set to draw a massive number of visitors. This will cause problems for the authorities, who will have to deal with large crowds of fans.
The World Cup will be played in 64 matches over 29 days. This means that a staggering 1.5 million to 2 million visitors are expected to attend the tournament. It will be the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East. It will also be the first World Cup held in a country that has a significant Muslim population. Despite this, Qatar’s human rights record has come under intense scrutiny.
Many of the people involved in the construction of the stadium are forced to work under terrible conditions. The families of the migrant workers are often deprived of their primary income. Their families have to make inhumane decisions in order to survive. They also have to wait months to get their payments.
There have also been allegations of corruption. Qatar was bribed to host the World Cup, according to the US Justice Department. It is also believed that Qatar purchased votes from FIFA delegates. The Qatari government is also accused of censoring the free speech of the people of Qatar. This has led to a groundswell in boycotts of the 2022 World Cup.
Several countries have already vowed to boycott the tournament if they don’t get their demands met. The French Football Federation has been the most outspoken. In response to a French public opinion poll, 39% of the people wanted their national team to not travel to Doha.
A German envoy protested against Qatar’s World Cup hosting. German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser has also condemned the country’s treatment of migrant workers. The German soccer fans have also joined the boycott movement. In November, they began holding huge banners protesting the plight of migrant workers. They are also raising concerns about the environmental impact of air-conditioned stadiums.
A group called Boycott Qatar 2022 has emerged in Europe. This group is aiming to raise awareness about migrant workers, women’s rights, democracy issues, and the environmental impact of air-conditioned stadiums. They hope to encourage individual football fans to boycott Qatar.