Canada Soccer added its voice Friday to the push for greater workers’ rights and inclusivity in Qatar as the country prepares to host next month’s FIFA World Cup.
The gas-rich emirate has come under fire during the past decade for its treatment of migrant workers, mostly from South Asia, who were needed to build billions worth of stadiums, transportation and hotels ahead of the 32-country men’s soccer showcase.
“Canada Soccer supports the ongoing pursuit of further progress regarding workers’ rights and inclusivity as Qatar prepares to host the world,” Canada Soccer said in the statement. “FIFA itself has acknowledged these important matters
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