FIFA President Gianni Infantino has reiterated that the 2022 World Cup will be hosted in Qatar.
Infantino this week visited Qatar for the first time, ahead of the Games and on the back of allegations of exploitation of workers in charge of the key infrastructure for the 2022 event.
“When it comes to the question of whether World Cup will take place here, in Qatar in 2022, of course the World Cup will take place in Qatar 2022.”
When it comes to the question of whether World Cup will take place here, in Qatar in 2022, of course the World Cup will take place in Qatar 2022.
AFP news agency (@AFP) April 22, 2016
Infantino announced plans for a special group to monitor the working conditions of the labour force involved in the building of World Cup stadia.
“Of course we will not just sit and wait. FIFA will step up its efforts in overseeing, in particular the set up by the supreme committee in order to ensure the protection of the workers’ rights in the construction of the FIFA World Cup sites is fulfilled.”
He added: “We know that there are many challenges. We know that things have to be pushed through a little bit and we are there to do that and this is an additional body, in addition to what has been already set in place, to make sure that we pass from the policy to the regulation to the effective enforcement without wasting time.”