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The ever going battle between the world’s two largest sports organizations (the International Olympic Committee and FIFA) over who is the most venal and corrupt continues.

More than 400 Nepalese migrant workers have died on Qatar‘s building sites as the Gulf state prepares to host the World Cup in 2022, a report will reveal this week.

The grim statistic comes from the Pravasi Nepali Co-ordination Committee, a respected human rights organisation which compiles lists of the dead using official sources in Doha. It will pile new pressure on the Qatari authorities – and on football’s world governing body, Fifa – to curb a mounting death toll that some are warning could hit 4,000 by the time the 2022 finals take place.

When contemplating that number, remember this is just an estimate of deaths from one nationality. Nepalese are just one-fifth of the migrant worker population employed in Qatar. That means, the estimated number of deaths committed in the name of soccer’s governing body will be approximately 20,000.

A number of human sacrifices even an Egyptian Pharaoh could respect.

But not to fear, FIFA, is prepared to “harrumph!”.

According to German paper Die Welt, a person only identified as a “senior FIFA employee” said that despite FIFA’s public claims that they are adamant about making Qatar 2022 work, moving the event to another country is a “serious option.”

And I’m sure FIFA’s governing body is going to keep saying that until their board members get as many euros, dollars, or francs, that Qatar’s ruling family can transfer to a Zurich bank account.

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