Under World Cup Pressure, Qatar reforms Guest Worker Laws, abolishes Sponsorship System

Qatar to end sponsorship system for foreign workers (via AFP)

Qatar, host of the 2022 football World Cup, said Wednesday it will abolish its controversial sponsorship system for foreign workers, whose treatment in the energy-rich state has stirred mounting international criticism. FIFA chief Sepp Blatter described…


AFP: “Qatar to end sponsorship system for foreign workers”

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  1. The whole thing is a shambles (and Blatter has admitted as much). There is one huge problem – it’s impossible to play soccer at 50 degrees Celsius and high humidity. If games are moved to mornings and evenings, global live TV coverage is a problem. There has been talk of moving the tournament to a winter month, but this would ruin the domestic schedules of many of the countries competing.

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