Political Football

On November 20, the 2022 World Cup began in Qatar. It is the first time the event has been held in the Middle East. Over the last ten years, countless migrant workers suffered abuse and exploitation, and even died, to make it possible.

In 2010, Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup — a decision that was met with protest from the International Trade Union Confederation and other entities due to ongoing instances of worker abuse in the country. Migrant workers are particularly vulnerable, as they labor under the kafala (sponsorship) system, which prevents workers from leaving […]