Shahin helped build Lusail Stadium, the venue for the 2022 World Cup final, but didn’t receive his full salary and benefits. Shortly before the World Cup, he was sent home, but he returned to Qatar to claim what he was owed – to no avail.
Despite family members and friends living under Israeli bombardment of Gaza, the Palestinian national team wrote history during the Asian Cup in Qatar.
Fifa’s Sub-Committee on Human Rights and Social Responsibility is the latest illustration of how football has turned its back on human rights and migrant workers in Qatar.
777 Group lost almost 600 million dollars from June 2021 to June 2022. These numbers have not been submitted to regulators probing the proposed takeover of Everton and cast doubt on Josh Wander’s claim about his company’s financial strength.
The two teenagers worked as security guards during the World Cup. Almost a year later they still haven’t been paid and are trapped in a shelter in Doha, unable to return to their family in The Gambia.
USM Qatar provided staff to the Netherlands and United States World Cup team hotels, as well as a hotel accommodating Fifa personnel during the tournament. Workers tell of rampant labour abuses at the company.
Three teenagers worked as security guards on World Cup venues throughout the tournament. But were never paid by their employer, Stark Security Services, a company owned by persons with close ties to the ruling family and who stand accused of funding Al Qaeda terrorists.
With the promise of paying jobs, the families of David and Paul sold their properties to fund their travel to Qatar. They worked as security guards at a World Cup stadium. The Fifa World Cup subcontractor Stark Security never paid them. They had to sleep rough.
Mohamed works as a security guard at a World Cup stadium. He has not been able to sleep for days – the stress and the anxiety getting to him. He wants to return to Dhaka as soon as possible.
In the shadow of the vast gold-clad bowl Lusail stadium, the World Cup’s 1 billion-dollar centrepiece venue resembling the ark of Noah, Joseph sums up his existence, his fate tied to that of the World Cup: “No one sees us.”
They haven’t been paid salaries for the last two months. Meet two African security guards that work for a company that has several Fifa and World Cup assignments during the tournament in Qatar.
According to Fifa, Qatar 2022 is to be the 'greenest of all World Cups'. But independent reports show that far from being the first carbon-neutral global sports competition in sports history, as promised by Fifa president Gianni Infantino, the forthcoming World Cup will be the dirtiest ever staged.