FIFA President says World Cup has helped improve workers rights in Qatar

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says that holding the next World Cup in Qatar has accelerated the process of improving conditions for migrant workers and that it "would have probably taken decades to happen" if it weren't for the "spotlights" of the competition. Qatar has issued a string of reforms to its employment regulations since being selected to host the competition, including introducing a $275 monthly minimum wage and simplifying the process for changing employers. More than two million foreigners work in Qatar, many employed directly or indirectly on vast infrastructure projects for the World Cup.

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