FIFA president Sepp Blatter has insisted the treatment of migrant labourers working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar must come to an end.
Amnesty International has publicly criticised the conditions workers are being forced to labour in, with most of the migrants being employed to build the necessary infrastructure for football's biggest spectacle.
After a meeting with International Trade Union Confederation president Michael Sommer, Blatter outlined his intentions to ensure the situation facing the migrant workers improves.
Speaking via his Twitter account, the FIFA president said: "Contrary to many reports, the unacceptable situation in Qatar regarding working conditions is of big concern to FIFA, and myself.
"I'm convinced Qatar are taking the situation seriously and that change will come soon."
It's not the only controversy to surround the UAE country hosting the event, with the summer heat making football unplayable. It's set to be moved to a time where the temperature is more bearable.
In a statement on the organisations website, Blatter added that the discussions showed how football can "generate publicity and thus bring about change."
ITUC president Sommer also said: "We are pleased that FIFA and the DFB (German Football Association) have joined us in our mission to establish humane working conditions in the host country Qatar.
"It must guarantee core labour standards and eliminate discrimination and forced labour as well as allow freedom of association for its 1.3m migrant workers."
FIFA's Theo Zwanziger will oversee ongoing discussions with the ITUC before reporting to the executive committee in March next year.
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