Qatar 2022 worker exploitation revealed by Guardian investigation

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A shocking report released by The Guardian has revealed the Nepalese migrant workers helping to build infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup are being subjected to terrible working conditions and are dying because of the extreme conditions.

A booming construction industry was further inflated after Qatar were awarded the rights to host the 2022 World Cup.

Preparations are already underway to create the infrastructure needed to host the tournament.

However, an investigation by The Guardian newspaper has revealed that many of the migrant workers, who are mostly from Nepal, are being forced to work in extreme conditions and are dying in record numbers as a result.

Such accusations raises serious questions about the ethical integrity of Qatar's World Cup bid and subsequent awarding.

The report states that workers were dying at an average of one per day during the hottest months with many of them succumbing to sudden heart attacks.

The report uncovered evidence that forced labour - a modern day form of slavery - is occurring in World Cup infrastructure projects with some workers allegedly not being paid for months at a time.

Although concerning, the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee denied that projects directly relating to the World Cup were underway but insists they are deeply concerned with the reports findings.

The organisation stated: "We have been informed that the relevant government authorities are conducting an investigation into the allegations."

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