More Than 900 Already Killed as Qatar Preps for World Cup

Pressure growing to hold new bid for host country in 2022.

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More than 900 workers from Nepal and India have died building the infrastructure in Qatar as they prepare the Gulf state for the World Cup it will host in 2022, and the International Trade Union Confederation expects the number of dead migrant workers to jump to at least 4,000 if conditions don't improve, the Guardian reports.

Meanwhile, an ethics prosecutor from FIFA, the international soccer governing body, will soon be questioning the officials who decided to hold the World Cup in Qatar, as pressure grows on the soccer federation to hold a new bid, Britain's Telegraph reported this week.

The paper said FIFA’s former vice president and his family were paid almost $2 million from a firm linked to Qatar's successful bid.

Construction cranes stand among skyscrapers in the West Bay district of Doha, Qatar, on Saturday, March 17, 2012.Credit: Bloomberg

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