Despite all the controversy surrounding the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, it has not stopped the country from transforming into a spectacular emirate. Aside from the soccer-based tournament, the country has also managed to transform itself into a global hub for tourism and commerce. It also has 200 years of natural gas.
As the World Cup draws closer, there is a lot of talk about the working conditions of migrant workers. Qatar has been plagued by problems in the workplace, with many reports of workers dying while working in dangerous conditions.
The country has also been accused of discriminating against women and LGBTQI+ people. The country’s labor policy has also been in a state of flux. It has been reported that migrant workers are often not paid fairly or are exploited.
Aside from the World Cup, the country has also received negative attention due to its human rights record and laws against homosexuality. In addition, a Danish film crew has been threatened by security staff in Doha.
FIFA’s integrity partner has also contacted FIFA about penalties awarded to Qatar. Although Blatter has denied any wrongdoing, the country has received bans from the FIFA Executive Committee and several officials involved in the selection process have been indicted.
As for the players, Spain have announced that Alejandro Balde will join the squad. He will replace Jose Gaya, who was forced to withdraw due to injury.
The United States has also announced that it will be playing in the 2022 World Cup. The team finished third in CONCACAF qualifying, gaining a place in the tournament. It will face Wales in its first match on November 21.