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Published on Thursday, November 24, 2022

Who built the stadiums for the World Cup in Qatar 2022?

Within the framework of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022, it is important to highlight the notable investment in migrant labor made by the Arab country for the construction or remodeling of eight stadiums, along with an infrastructure plan to communicate and host more than a million visitors to the great event.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is taking place from November 20 to December 18, 2022, being the XXII edition of the men's soccer world cup.
  • In 2020, the population of Qatar is estimated to have numbered 2.9 million people, of which 2.2 million were migrants, which represented 77.3% of the total.
  • The migrant labor force was 1.9 million people in this country for 2021, which meant 94.3% of the total. On average, the migrant worker population worked 13 hours more per week than the native worker population.
  • It is estimated that in 2021 more than 660,000 male migrants worked in the construction sector of Qatar, carrying out infrastructure works, including the construction of six soccer stadiums and the remodeling of two more.
  • The top countries of origin of the male migrant population in Qatar for 2020 were India (32.8%), Bangladesh (13.1%), Nepal (11.1%), Pakistan (11.0%), Egypt (7.9%), the Philippines (7.2 %), and Sri Lanka (6.0%).

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