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Football 27 Sep 2019 | 5:22 AM

Qatar reforms falling short of promises, says Amnesty

LONDON (Reuters) - World Cup 2022 host Qatar has made improvements in labour rights for its two million foreign workers, but reforms have not lived up to promises made, Amnesty International told Reuters in an interview.

Football 05 Jan 2019 | 3:59 AM

Rummenigge defends Bayern's Qatar training camp

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge defended his club's ties with Qatar on Friday as the squad headed for a training camp in the Gulf state for the ninth year in a row.

Football 13 Jul 2018 | 12:00 PM

Home of the 2022 World Cup Prepares for Its Turn in the Spotlight

DOHA, Qatar — The roads here can be impervious to GPS navigation. Drive around the city, and the green line on the screen will start interlacing into useless shapes. The robot voice will begin to contradict itself.

Football 09 Nov 2017 | 9:57 PM

FIFA's human rights advisers call for more detail over stadium workers

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - FIFA has been urged to reveal more about its monitoring of construction sites at World Cup venues in Russia and Qatar in a report by its Human Rights Advisory Board.

Football 08 Nov 2017 | 11:25 PM

U.N. labour body drops case against World Cup host Qatar after reform promise

GENEVA/DOHA (Reuters) - The International Organization for Labour (ILO) on Wednesday dropped a case against Qatar over its treatment of foreign workers that had overshadowed the wealthy Gulf state's preparations to host the 2022 World Cup.

Football 28 Feb 2017 | 11:29 PM

Rights groups praise IOC's revised Games contract

BERLIN (Reuters) - A new contract for future Olympic Games hosts that makes the protection of human rights a core requirement earned praise from rights groups on Tuesday who say preparations of major sports events lead to rights violations.

Football 06 Jan 2017 | 7:53 PM

Swiss court rejects claim against FIFA over Qatar World Cup

ZURICH (Reuters) - A court has rejected a lawsuit against FIFA brought by labour unions which said it had failed to use its influence to ensure fair treatment for people working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar, the world soccer body said on Friday.

Football 28 Dec 2016 | 10:40 PM

FIFA will continue to put pressure on Qatar over human rights - President

DUBAI (Reuters) - FIFA will continue to "put pressure" on Qatar about the treatment of migrant labourers building World Cup stadiums in the Gulf Arab country for the 2022 tournament, its President said on Wednesday.

Football 09 Dec 2016 | 6:58 PM

Bangladesh unions join suit against FIFA over World Cup workers

DHAKA/DOHA (Reuters) - Bangladesh labour activists said on Friday they had joined a lawsuit in Switzerland against world soccer body FIFA for allegedly failing to use its influence to ensure people working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar are treated fairly.

Football 15 Nov 2016 | 9:07 PM

Swiss-based trade union to inspect Qatar 2022 World Cup sites

DOHA (Reuters) - A global trade union for construction workers that has criticized labour conditions in Qatar will inspect soccer stadiums being built for the 2022 World Cup in the Gulf Arab state.