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Article

7 Sep 2021

Author:
Tim Sparv, The players Tribune (Israel)

Qatar World Cup 2022: Finnish football team captain calls for more pressure on Qatar over labour abuses against migrant workers building stadiums

"We Need to Talk About Qatar" we need to talk more about Qatar" 6 September 2021

...... These last 2½ years I have been on a personal journey to learn more about the situation in Qatar. I’m not an expert, but as the captain of the Finnish national team, I know that I might soon be playing in stadiums that have cost workers their lives. We players are going to be the public face of a tournament over which we have no control. So I have wanted to know more — I have even spoken directly to migrant workers. And I can tell you this much: They appreciate and feel encouraged by the fact that someone is supporting and empowering them.