QATAR: 2022 Word Cup Football

November 16, 2013 - Doha, Qatar: The capital of the Emirate state of Qatar. Sketch of the new Al Wakrah stadium designed by archistar Zaha Hadid, Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the first Arab country to host the event. (Piero Oliosi/Polaris)

Sketch of the new Al Wakrah stadium in the Qatari capital Doha, designed by archistar Zaha Hadid for the 2022 World Cup. (Piero Oliosi/Polaris)

In 2022, Qatar is host country of the World Cup. Scores of football stadiums and other facilities are being built for this event, often by foreign workers. The working conditions in the construction business, and for people doing domestic work, are extremely bad and amount to exploitation. Additionally, women are discriminated against, the freedom of expression is restricted and the judicial system is not up to international standards.

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