There has been a lot of criticism surrounding the Qatar World Cup 2022

There has been a lot of criticism surrounding the Qatar World Cup 2022. Many countries have objected to the World Cup being awarded to the Middle East nation due to fears of corruption.

Since the award process has gone beyond a certain stage, it is now almost certain that Qatar will host a World Cup for the first time in the nation’s history. Keen to showcase their power to the rest of the world, the Middle East oil rich nation has been spending huge sums of money on the construction of new stadiums. In order to combat the intense heat, most stadiums are expected to be fully air-conditioned.

A major controversy now springing up is the quality of life for those involved in the construction of these structures. Due to the limited population, Qatar employs a number of migrant workers from the likes of India and Pakistan. Their poor quality of life has been well-documented over the years, but it has taken centre stage because of such a major tournament being involved. A recent study revealed that as many as 7000 workers will lose their lives in the construction process leading up to the World Cup. Qatar, though, has rejected those claims, which are made on the basis of 1000 losing their life every year.

"The International Trade Union Confederation's claim ... represents a deliberate distortion of the facts.To date, after more than 14 million hours worked there have been no fatalities on World Cup project sites - not one. If ITUC were to apply the same logic to an evaluation of worker fatalities in the run-up to the London Olympic Games, every death of a non-British worker between 2006 and 2012 would have been attributed to the London Olympics," said the Gulf state in a statement released to reiterate its treatment of migrant temporary workers.