Qatar World Cup | Controversy Explained | Aunindyo Chakravarty
The Qatar World Cup is the most controversial in FIFA's history. There have been allegations that Qatar got the World Cup by bribing FIFA officials and giving big contracts to France. It has also been marred by the high number of deaths of migrant workers who built the stadiums, hotels, metro and highways that were needed for the World Cup. Qatar is also known for its poor human rights record, especially its treatment of women and LGBT people. But, is there also a degree of racism and Islamophobia in the campaign that has been run against Qatar?
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