An estimated 1,200 migrant workers have died since Qatar started constructing its 2022 World Cup stadiums. The country was awarded the competition in 2010.
It is clear that Qatar has a dark record when it comes to worker safety. According to The Washington Post, conditions for migrant workers there are so bad that the International Trade Union Confederation calls the state “a country without a conscience.”
Swiss authorities have announced a new inquiry into the process that gave Qatar the cup in 2010. If FIFA board members did indeed accept bribes from Qatar to let it host the 2022 cup, it would show how backroom corruption can have real human consequences.