The Guardian Weekly - 2021-11-26


Countdown to Qatar, floods in Canada and Trump’s 2024 threat

A Week In The Life Of The World

Around a year after the stunning announcement, in 2010, that the tiny, oil-rich Gulf nation of Qatar would host the 2022 football World Cup, the Guardian journalist Pete Pattisson began investigating why dozens of Nepalese workers repatriated from Qatar back to their families had never made it home alive. It was the beginning of nearly 10 years of reporting by the Guardian into the often brutal conditions faced by hundreds of thousands of migrant workers tasked with building Qatar’s state-of-the-art stadiums, as well as the roads, hotels and infrastructure needed to host the biggest sporting event on Earth. With a year to go until the tournament kicks off, Pattisson considers what has really changed for Qatar’s migrant workers, while David Conn asks what the most controversial World Cup in history will tell us about shifting global influence, power and wealth.


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