Portuguese Footballer Bruno Fernandes has addressed the deaths of thousands of workers during the construction of the stadiums in the World Cup.
World Cup in Qatar
World Cup 2022 is going to start on November 20 as lots of excitement are going on around the globe. As per the records, the number of visitors to the World Cup host country seems to be the highest in the history of the World Cup.
However, the World Cup in Qatar has been involved in controversies since Qatar was announced to be the host for 2022. And another reason which has attracted different footballers and associates is the condition of migrating workers to build the stadium where the World Cup will be played.
According to BBC, more than 6500 migrant workers have died while building the stadiums in Qatar. Most of the migrant workers were from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Srilanka.
Footballers against the condition of construction workers at stadiums in Qatar
Several people have raised their voices against Qatar’s treatment of workers at the stadium as the boycott of World Cup 2022 has already started around the world.
Former German captain Philip Lahm questioned the authority of Qatar to host the World Cup as he stated,
“Human rights should play an important role in awarding tournaments. If a country that does poorly in that area gets the award (of hosting), then you have to think about what criteria the decision was based on”
Recently, Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has also given his view on the condition of the workers in Qatar. He told,
“We know the surroundings of the World Cup… about the people that have died on the construction of the stadiums. We are not happy about that at all.”
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