The Foreign Desk

Qatar World Cup: a sportswashing own goal?

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10 December 2022

Episode 467

30 minutes


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This year’s Fifa World Cup in Qatar has a strong claim to be the most controversial football competition ever. Amid relentless criticism over the nation’s human-rights record, has Qatar’s soft-power push backfired? Andrew Mueller speaks to Craig Foster, Shaka Hislop, Laura McAllister, Paul Brannagan and Danyel Reiche.

10 December 2022

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