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1,200 Migrant Workers Have Died So Far in Lead Up to Qatar World Cup

As the U.S. Justice Department pursues corruption charges against several top FIFA officials, The Washington Post has put together an infograph that shows the scope of an even more shocking scandal: The huge death toll of workers in Qatar, the location of the upcoming World Cup. As investigations have shown, the migrant workers tasked with building the giant stadiums and infrastructure associated with the games have faced horrific working conditions, and many may be trapped in the country after having their passports taken. At this point, 1,200 migrant workers have been killed, and according to some estimates, as many as 4,000 could die by the time the tournament kicks off in 2022. FIFA officials have been accused of accepting massive bribes in exchange for rewarding the World Cup to Qatar …

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