What did it take to build the official stadium of the Qatar 2022 World Cup?

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The 2022 world cup has been set to be one of the biggest yet and the official Stadium looks  stunning and expensive. According to business insider, it took about $229 billion to prepare it for the tournament which is more than what it took 2018 host Russia more than 4 years with an estimated price of $14.2 billion.

There have been cases of corruption and human Rights abuses made against the organizers of the 2022 world cup, Qatar’s finance minister said that it took $500 million every week for years to meet the deadline. A major expense is the cooling system that was installed to reduce the scorching heat for the football players, fans and the grass. The grass was brought in from the United States and grown in nurseries before it was placed in the stadium.

The workforce for the project were mostly migrants from Bangladesh and Nepal who unintentionally came to Qatar and took jobs
through agencies from their countries with fees of up to $4000. This automatically placed them in debt as they were trapped in the middle east in a system known as kafala (sponsorship).

These workers faced hard living conditions and the pay wasn’t sufficient to meet thier needs but they had no choice as the pay was better than what they could get in thier own countries.

Fans and players are calling for human Rights commission to look into the matter, Denmark amongst few other countries have decided to show thier concerns by wearing dark or rainbow jerseys on match day.

The LGBT football attendees are afraid of coming for the event but has rest assured by Qatar’s World Cup chief, Nasser Al Khater that all types of people are always welcome to the country and will not allow thier religious beliefs to interfere with the fans love of the game if they respect Qatar’s culture as well.

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