Labourers cheer at a fan festival at the Asian Town cricket stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photo: AP
Labourers cheer at a fan festival at the Asian Town cricket stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photo: AP

Fifa World Cup 2022: South Asian labourers watch tournament they helped create from outskirts of Doha

  • A cricket ground in Asian Town outside the city is where migrant workers from some of the world’s poorest countries enjoy the tournament they helped create
  • World Cup spotlight has compelled Qatar to overhaul its labour system, scrapping visas that tied workers to their jobs and a minimum wage of US$275 a month

Labourers cheer at a fan festival at the Asian Town cricket stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photo: AP
Labourers cheer at a fan festival at the Asian Town cricket stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photo: AP
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