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Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Betrayed Qatar at Fifa for 2022 World Cup

Qatari Minister of Youth and Sports Said on Sunday that Qatar would not take on more 'excessive' obligations with regards to foreign labors working on the construction sites related to 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali who was briefing Doha News reporter, answered a question about complaints of workers to the FIFA regarding their conditions said:

All foreign workers receive enough wages as to suffice their cost of living. We cannot give excessive money to folks.

He went on to say that each day huge numbers of foreign workers pour into the Qatar from countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. Currently, he said, hundreds of thousands of workers are working in building stadiums and other sports infrastructures.

It is not possible for us to provide all of them with welfare facilities. Those who have complaints have the choice to leave our country and seek jobs somewhere else.

In response to a question about the possibility that Qatar be stripped of the 2022 World Cup because of workers complaining to FIFA about what they say 'workers right abuse' in the country the minister said:

This is not possible. FIFA does not exaggerate a small problem. There is of course concrete evidence that the President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Sheikh Salman and the President of Saudi Arabian Football Federation, Ahmad al Harbi were the main organizers of the Scenario against Qatar, lobbying to lead this complaint toward their desired result. If such a thing is going to happen, we have much to say.

Source: Al Alam


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