Qatar has secured the right to host the 2022 World Cup. The World Cup is considered the most prestigious football tournament in the world. However, there are various reasons for the tournament’s removal from Qatar.
Homosexuality is not legal in Qatar. There have been some reports of discrimination and violence being committed against LGBT people. Recently, a judge and former national team player, said, “There is no room for hosts that cannot legally guarantee the safety and respect of LGBTQ+ people.”
Qatar is in the limelight for its violation of migrant workers. Many workers who have built the World Cup‘s infrastructure have suffered abuse in Qatar. Reportedly, 400 Nepalese migrant workers have died in construction in Qatar.
Amnesty International slammed organizers over this incident. Many international organizations are also questioning the silence of big sponsors over human rights abuse of workers.
Many stadiums in Qatar are built from scratch or undergo severe refurbishment. Qatar doesn’t require the presence of large stadiums in the long run.
The country is hosting the FIFA World Cup for the first time. Many experts claim that $220 billion is required to build a complete stadium and infrastructure. They also say that this money can be used for a good cause.