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Qatar hires ‘$8 fake fans’ to fill empty stadiums

Migrant workers in Qatar get one dollar an hour for sitting in the stadiums and pretending to have fun, to applaud and to do the wave, AP reports. 426 more words

WORLD NEWS

An aerial view shows the diplomatic area of Doha, Qatar

An aerial view shows the diplomatic area of Doha, Qatar.

Asia

OPINION: FIFA don't have an image for the FA to damage

A few days before the start of the World Cup, comedian John Oliver decided to curate an ornate rant about the organisers.

Lasting for a quarter of an hour, the Mock the Week panelist-turned-HBO darling went on a mass scale rant about FIFA from top to bottom, with the dubline of “comically grotesque” FIFA something that will have struck a chord with traditional football fans and horrified those not familiar with the sport. 720 more words

Sport

More reports of slave-like conditions in Qatar World Cup cities could turn heat up on FIFA

In the unlikely event that FIFA’s hierarchy would react to political pressure, soccer’s governing body would likely act on The Guardian’s report that Qatar is using “state sponsored slaves” on construction sites inside World Cup cities. 440 more words

FIFA

European clubs propose later domestic Cup finals, April-May World Cup in 2022

The twisting tale that is the 2022 World Cup in Qatar’s latest turn comes courtesy of the European Club Association’s newly-detailed desires for the tournament. 282 more words

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