Response by English Football Association
"We acknowledge the latest reports regarding the conditions for migrant workers in Qatar. We are in regular contact with Amnesty International who are keeping us informed of developments, and also with FIFA, other Member Associations and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We are working closely with all to ensure that, if we qualify, we approach our participation in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in a socially responsible manner.
"From those discussions to date, we believe that there is evidence of some progress being made by Qatar, however we recognise there is still much more to be done. Our view remains that change is best achieved by working collaboratively with others so that we can continue to ask the right questions, while always being mindful that we have our own challenges in this country."