With Latest Horrific Reports, FIFA Needs to Move 2022 World Cup Out of Qatar

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If unbearably hot summer temperatures are not enough to keep Qatar from hosting the 2022 World Cup, then the latest allegations towards the Middle Eastern country might be. According to several reports, Qatar has treated workers building the stadiums very poorly, and it is time that FIFA pulls out of Qatar.

This latest reports of worker abuse is very troubling, and Sepp Blatter and company needs to put an end to these travesties. The best way to punish Qatar for mistreating these workers is to pull the tournament. According to several reports, workers have been mistreated and were not even allowed to drink water.

Come on now, it’s hot there. Let the workers drink water. Because of the reported injustices, many workers have died. Fifpro, the world professional footballers’ association, responded to the heinous actions by saying it is “deeply alarmed” by the findings.

FIFA’s executive committee will be meeting soon, and the 2022 World Cup will be one topic discussed. In light of recent allegations, it will be interesting to see what they decide in regards to the 2022 WC. Does it stay in Qatar? In the winter or summer? Does it move to another country?

Those are the many questions that need to be answered. Furthermore, will FIFA allow Qatar to get away with such heinous acts of forced labor? This is the 21st century,  and everyone deserves to be treated fairly and equally at work. Not allowing workers to drink water in extreme heat is ridiculous, and FIFA should not put up with it.

The time is now to move the games out of Qatar to a country that deserves the games and will treat their workers in a healthy, fair manner.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/king.mak.543 King Mak

    Qatar has just re-confirmed their
    ability to fight the heat. However, there is no need for the Mythbusters to
    bust all the exaggerated, tentative, potential and assumed technologies that
    are re-iterated.

    Building a 400-seats demo in the 2010
    bid is very different from building a 40K to 80K seated true to size stadium.
    Mathematics does not scale linearly sometimes, and always in engineering.

    They are just selling something not
    yet proved workable or practically economical.

    In simple words, at most, they build
    huge refrigerated enclosures. However, remember that most infrastructures are
    to be used for just 1 month. Some cities have not existed.

    It is best to disagree with solution.
    How about hosting a Qatar World Cup in Indonesia, remembering that Indonesia
    dropped the 2018 and 2022 world cup bid right before the last bidding process
    likely because of lack of financial strength?

    So, the host is Qatar and the venue
    is Indonesia.

    Why?

    Firstly, the climate in Jakarta of Indonesia
    is so much better than Doha. The high average air temp in June and July is just
    31 degrees which is 10 degrees less than that of the Doha’s.

    Secondly, Indonesia is the most
    Muslim populated country in the world. So, the saying of anti-Muslim is removed.

    Thirdly, much higher promotion of
    soccer (with higher population and they favour badminton).

    Fourthly, all the infrastructures will not be
    wasted but reused, including stadia, power plants, air-ports, roads, hotels
    etc, etc. Qatar’s investment may make money if there are leases of usage of the
    buildings, stadia, air-ports for example. For instance, recently, an US
    retiring fund has join a Kuwait consortium to put forward buying of the Sydney
    Air-port. It will be so much better than what the Qatar has said, “donate
    the stadia seats to Africa”.

    With such proposed arrangement Qatar, as the host,
    still has an automatic entry to the 2022 World Cup.

    As for Indonesia, FIFA, together with AFC, can find
    a way to favour Indonesia’s qualification, like having half a place just to
    play off with the winner of the Oceania.

    This will become a all win situation. Muslims win.
    FIFA wins. European clubs and association win. Indonesian wins. Qataris win….

    • Phil Naegely

      it wouldnt go to indonesia without a new bidding process, and the FIFA WC is not about a certain religious group winning.