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FIFA open to compensation fund for World Cup workers

FIFA said on Thursday it was exploring setting up a compensation fund for migrant workers injured while working on World Cup projects in Qatar. “It’s…

FIFA said on Thursday it was exploring setting up a compensation fund for migrant workers injured while working on World Cup projects in Qatar.

“It’s important to try to see that anyone who suffered injury as a consequence of working in the World Cup, that that is somehow redressed,” Fifa deputy general secretary Alasdair Bell told a Council of Europe session on labour rights in Qatar.

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“It’s not the simplest thing to put into place, it requires thought. It requires structure, rules and governance, and so on. This is certainly something that we’re interested in progressing.”