Why is Qatar Unfit to Host FIFA World Cup 2022?


Report: SAPRAC, Salman Al Ansari. 6/2017. Why is Qatar Unfit to Host FIFA World Cup 2022?. Edited by Dr. Majid Rafizadeh. Harvard Pub, Pp. 9. Also SAPRAC, Cambridge- Washington DC. Also available at Academia.Harvard.Edu. Publisher's Version Copy at https://tinyurl.com/yaanppbu
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Why is Qatar Unfit to Host FIFA World Cup 2022?

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Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Qatar’s victory came amid controversies concerning bribery and corruption, which has led to the FBI's investigation and scrutiny according to Reuters.

A newly released report by the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee (SAPRAC) sheds new light on why the authorities ought to reconsider allowing Qatar to host the World Cup. The report raises critical points about Qatar’s suitability to be the host of World cup 2022.

The first issue is linked to human rights violations. Qatar has been ranked in the top five countries in the world when it comes to the prevalence of modern day slavery, according to the Global Slavery Index 2016 by the Walk Free Foundation. According to Gulf Business, Qatar’s construction sector has been the “dominant form of slavery reflecting the demand of cheap labour to build infrastructure related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the country’s National Vision 2030.