Between Football Fever and Human Rights Violations


The Corona pandemic has been restricted daily life for over a year, and there are only a few free time activities that distract us from it. Football, the sport of kicking balls into goals, not American football, is an activity that can at least be watched on TV for weekly entertainment, and the Football World Cup 2022 in Qatar poses a big highlight for four billion global football fans.


However, it has most likely been forgotten or is not known by the fans that the World Cup in Qatar is, unfortunately, an example of serious human rights violations. I am a huge football fan and a passionate player myself; therefore, I will try to connect my favourite hobby and our studies SSMS under this important issue by showing two different views of the migrant workers’ situation in Qatar.