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Tell new FIFA President Gianni Infantino to stop foul play in Qatar

FIFA President needs to take urgent action and implement, in full, the recommendations of the FIFA and Human Rights report “For the Game. For the World”, including reserving the option of terminating the Qatar World Cup if the country does not take serious steps towards respecting all internationally recognised human rights.

Without action from FIFA, thousands will be injured and killed. Take action by signing the petition now

Video: Foul Play

While Qatar, one of the world’s richest countries, puts on the most lavish and expensive World Cup in history, the workers are putting their lives on the line for poverty pay. Qatar’s laws keep workers from walking away from danger, but do nothing to protect them. This film explores the grossly one-sided nature of Qatar’s worker-boss relationship through a game of football.

About Playfair Qatar

Playfair Qatar brings together football fans, unions and human rights groups to push for an end to World Cup slavery.

In 2022 Qatar will host the World Cup, taking the tournament to the Middle East for the first time. This has sparked a major construction frenzy in the world’s richest country as it prepares to host its most glamorous event to date. Unfortunately, for the workers building World Cup stadiums in Qatar, the reality is far from glamorous…

Stats board

1200

confirmed deaths of workers from just Nepal, India and Bangladesh in 2012-2014. That was almost 40 deaths a month. The true figure is much higher.  

7000

the estimated worker death toll by the time the Qatar World Cup starts in 2022 – if nothing is done to stop it.

6

the daily rate in GBP (£) of some construction workers. Others have reported not being paid anything for months at a time.

90

percentage of low-income migrants, in Qatar, that have reported having their passports confiscated.

Gallery – send us your photos!

Fans across the country are helping us to raise awareness of the abuse of migrant workers building infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup by sending a clear message to Qatar... Get involved by downloading one of our signs, holding it up while wearing your team colours, taking a photo and sending it to us at photos@playfairqatar.org. Get involved now!

Get involved!

Showing the world that you and your team support the workers preparing Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and blowing the whistle on Qatar's worker rights abuses will make a real difference. This year we're holding a major weekend of action in October, and here's how you can get involved:

A fan in West Ham kit holds a Playfair Qatar sign

West Ham fan Laurie says “Qatar, play by the rules!”

The Playfair Weekend of Action!

On the weekend of October 15th, we’ll be holding actions up and down the country to give fans a chance to show that they want FIFA to make Qatar play by the rules. From top flight league games to kickabouts in the park, fans will be making their voice heard about what’s being done in the name of football.

How can you help? 

Several supporters’ associations are already working with us, but we’d love to talk to other groups, or individual fans and members of recreational teams. If you love football but don’t think people should die to put on a game, get in touch to see what you can do.

The FSF logo - a white silhouette of a football on a green and black background

The logo of our partners, the Football Supporters’ Federation

Send us a selfie!

Our photo campaign doesn’t stop for the weekend of action! We still need lots of photographs to help us show the strength of feeling among fans.

Download and print some Playfair Qatar signs, (or email contact@playfairqatar.org for some free colour posters), take a photo of you holding one up and then either email it to us at photos@playfairqatar.org or tweet it with the hashtag #playfairqatar. Remember to wear your team colours/scarf/shirt if you have any. You could also arrange a group photo outside your team’s club or make your own signs – be as creative as you like!

We feature the best photos in a gallery on this page so getting snapping and make sure your team’s not left on the sidelines. We’ll also retweet and post the best selfies on our Facebook page so you can easily share them with your mates!

Volunteer!

We’re planning some major events in the new season, and would love to hear from ordinary fans and anyone who wants to help spread the word and keep the pressure on Qatar and FIFA. If you’ve sent in your selfie but want to do more, drop us a line on contact@playfairqatar.org 

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