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Qatar As 2022 World Cup Host Still Causing A Stir

Dec 24, 2014
Originally published on December 23, 2014 11:13 am

The choice of Qatar as host for the Soccer World Cup in 2022 continues to cause controversy.

Bribery and corruption allegations about the original bid refuse to go away and human rights activists have criticized Qatar’s treatment of the vast migrant workforce employed in construction projects.

But what is the responsibility of the international companies who were awarded massive contracts in Qatar?

The BBC’s Sue Lloyd-Roberts, who has been to Qatar and has uncovered worrying testimony from foreign workers, including some employed by subcontractors working for the British construction firm Carillion, has more on the story.

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  • Sue Lloyd-Roberts, reporter for the BBC. She tweets @suellr.
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