Jan. 6 – FIFA was accused of wrongful conduct and liability concerning alleged human rights violations in Qatar World Cup preparations… World Cup expansion decision next week.
April 22 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino announces creation of committee to monitor conditions of workers building Qatar World Cup stadium projects. Mark Bisson reports.
(WFI) FIFA president Gianni Infantino will be visiting the host countries of the next two FIFA World Cups in the coming days. Gerard Farek 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.
Sept. 26 – In his first TV interview, the ruler of Qatar says his country will be ready to deliver the 2022 World Cup regardless of the time of year it’s held. INSIDER’s Ed Hula reports.
Sept. 18 – In rare public remarks about Qatar’s human rights problems, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani admits that “errors and problems” highlighted by the Gulf state’s troubled World Cup preparations must be addressed. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
September 4 – As Qatar 2022 confirms the start of work on a fourth World Cup stadium, the ITUC raises serious concerns about the safety of two human rights activists investigating migrant workers’ conditions who have gone missing. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports
March 12 – Also: the United Arab Emirates has a strong bid for the 2019 Asian Cup.
October 1 – 70 Nepalese workers dead in World Cup 2022 construction incidents since start of 2012… Ukraine will play to an empty stadium over racist taunts… FIFA rejects appeal from Cape Verde Islands.