World Cup: England FINALLY speak out on Qatar with players set to meet migrant workers

England have finally broken their silence on the abuse of migrant workers in Qatar with Football Association chiefs vowing to lobby FIFA over new labour protection laws.

Migrant workers who have helped build the stadiums and infrastructure ahead of this winter’s World Cup finals will be invited to England’s base and will speak with players.

The FA has called for any worker injury or death on construction projects to be compensated and will lobby for a Migrant Workers’ Centre to be created in Qatar.

An investigation by Sportsmail last year found immigrant workers in Qatar were being paid just £12-a-day to work 11-hour shifts in burning temperatures exceeding 100°F (38°C).

Amnesty International has called upon FIFA to establish a compensation fund of at least £350million for workers who…

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