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Posted On: 12 July 2016 02:58 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:56 pm

FIFA lauds Qatar’s Workers Cup event

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The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has praised Qatar’s efforts in organising the Workers Cup in Doha, stressing that it reflects “the power of football by offering an opportunity for workers involved in building 2022 FIFA World Cup infrastructure to be a part of a unique footballing event”.

The recent Workers Cup, organised by Qatar Stars League and sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy - the body tasked with the delivery of infrastructure required for the World Cup, was won by Taleb Group and watched by some 11,050 fans. It acted as a platform to bring to the fore stories of many unsung heroes currently working in Qatar.

"It was an amazing event, showing once again the power of football. It is fantastic to see the passion of the workers. I want to take this opportunity to pay my respect and gratitude to the workers helping shape the FIFA World Cup," said FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who witnessed the tournament.

FIFA said on its website that the competition offers the chance to show appreciation of those who have worked tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of Qatar 2022.

The website also mentioned, “FIFA, working closely with the Supreme Committee, is dedicated to ensuring sustainable and fair conditions for all workers in Qatar, while also making sure their human rights are respected and safeguarded.

“FIFA remains wholly committed to ensuring the rights and welfare of workers in Qatar continue to be protected and that the mechanisms put in place for the construction of World Cup infrastructure continue to go in the right direction.”

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