Over 1,400 guest workers – a low estimate – is believed to have died during the construction of the eight world CUP stadiums in Qatar, where the fifa world CUP 2022 will be determined.
the International federation, Fifa, has been criticized for having awarded the championship to Qatar. Century of bribery has solkat the decision.
the union organisation ITUC expect that the thousands of migrant workers will have life when it is time for the grand opening of the world championships of three-and-a-half years.
" If we were to hold a minute's silence for all migrant workers, which has so far died during construction of world CUP stadiums, so they would first 44 matches of the tournament is played in silence, the Norwegian LO president, Hans-Christian Gabrielsen described the situation.
the team decided to locate the januariturnén to the country, defended himself with that the man wanted to try to influence conditions on-site.
On the ground in Qatar was also the former landslagsstjärnan Kim Källström. Now he has spoken for one of the world CUP-the organisations ' sites and think that the world CUP in Qatar has all the prerequisites to be a success, both for the players and for the supporters.
that there is some long distance between the matcharenorna and that the law does not need to trip any during the tournament.
" It will be fantastic for the players – and also for the fans. Here they have opportunities to see two matches in one day. It will be easy for them (the fans) – a hotel, a plane ticket and they do not need to worry about having to be able to follow their team, " says Källström to the world CUP organisation, which is responsible for building the stadiums.
the Stadiums are fantastic – I like the design, which reflects the qatari way of life, " he says and continues:
– The first world cup in the arab world will be positive for both Qatar and the region.
it is important that the world CUP is played in new countries.
" Qatar has its problems, but make improvements. Progress is being made and to organise the world CUP in the country can help with the development, "says Kim Källström and continues:
" I'm really impressed with the development here, and also by the hospitality.
the world CUP-the organisation's website ends with Kim Källström calls on English fans to travel to Qatar in order to form an opinion about the country:
"I think that we in Sweden have an image of Qatar that we have received from the media – but it is important to visit a country to form their own opinion," says the 37-year-old former landslagsstjärnan and continues:
" of Course, Qatar has improvements to make, but they are working hard to make them. People may be skeptical, but I've really had a nice time here and it has been an eye-opener – sometimes you should not believe everything you read in the media.
the DN has searched for Kim Källström for a comment.
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