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25 Jul 2022

World Cup 2022: HRW calls on French Football Federation to support their call for FIFA & Qatar to provide remedy to workers; FFF did not respond

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In July 2022, we invited the French Football Federation (FFF) to respond to an article by Human Rights Watch that outlines the human and labour rights risks to migrant workers in Qatar, as they relate to the participation of the French team in the upcoming World Cup.

The article states:

During the World Cup… the French team will play matches in stadiums and stay in hotels build by migrant workers, many who have never received compensation for abuses they suffered since arriving in Qatar, including avoidable injuries, wage theft and exorbitant recruitment fees.

Human Rights Watch also publicly called on FFF to support their call for FIFA and Qatar to provide remedy and financial compensation to workers.

FFF did not respond to our invitation to respond to HRW's article.