Posts Tagged Qatar

Blatter slams politicians calling for World Cup boycotts

FIFA President Joseph Blatter gestures as he waits for the start of the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Blatter hit out at unnamed lawmakers for wanting boycotts of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 event in Qatar. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter listened to campaign speeches from his three challengers on Tuesday, hearing how badly his rivals want to change the organization he has been running for 16 years.

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Construction giant accused of ‘modern slavery’ in Qatar

FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2011 file photo, a worker cleans the road outside Khalifa sport complex in Doha, Qatar. The 2022 World Cup host nation announced on Thursday, March 19, 2015 that the final World Cup game of the 2022 tournament will be on Dec. 18. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung-file, File)

PARIS (AP) — Accusing it of practicing “modern slavery,” a French campaign group has filed a legal complaint against construction giant Vinci for grave mistreatment of migrant workers in Qatar, the host country of the 2022 World Cup.

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