Netherlands to auction World Cup shirts to support migrant workers

Construction workers in Doha, Qatar [Richard Messenger/Flickr]

The shirts worn by the Netherlands team during the World Cup will be auctioned to support migrant workers in Qatar, the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) said on Monday, Reuters reports. The KNVB is one of the few football associations to criticise human rights and working conditions in Qatar, where migrant workers and foreigners make up the majority of the 2.8 million population. After consultation with the players, the KNVB has decided the proceeds from the online auction will be used to improve the situation of migrant workers, the KNVB said on its website. "It has not escaped anyone's notice that facilitating the tournament has had a huge impact on migrant workers in Qatar," Dutch Captain, Virgil van Dijk said. "They […] Source

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