April 22 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino announces creation of committee to monitor conditions of workers building Qatar World Cup stadium projects. Mark Bisson reports.
April 15 – A report by a Harvard professor urges FIFA to consider stripping World Cup hosting rights from countries who fail to respect human rights standards.
Dec.2 – Five years to the day since Qatar secured 2022 World Cup hosting rights, Amnesty International says the Gulf nation has done little to “address rampant migrant labour abuse”. Mark Bisson reports.
May 21 – Three FIFA World Cup sponsors are speaking out against human rights abuses in Qatar, as Amnesty International voices fresh concerns about the Gulf state’s failure to improve migrant workers’ living and working conditions. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 18 – Qatar World Cup organisers insist they are committed to accelerating progress in workers’ welfare following Amnesty’s damning report on migrant construction workers… FIFA brushes off criticism, saying it shares Amnesty’s values and is satisfied with changes coming to labour laws. Christian Radnedge reports from Doha.
9/6/2010 AFC president Mohamed Bin Hammam uses address to the confederation’s congress to support a European bid for the 2018 tournament… World Cup laws abused by host cities… No love-in for Korean delegations. WFI’s James Corbett reports from Johannesburg.