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The Workers Cup, held in Doha, Qatar, conveys the power of football by offering an opportunity for workers involved in building 2022 FIFA World Cup™ infrastructure to be a part of a unique footballing event. Sponsored by the Supreme Committee, the body tasked with the delivery of infrastructure required for the country to host an historic World Cup, the competition offers the chance to show appreciation of those who have worked tirelessly to ensure the smooth-running of Qatar 2022.

FIFA, working closely with the Supreme Committee, is dedicated to ensuring sustainable and fair conditions for all workers in Qatar, while also making sure their human rights are respected and safeguarded. FIFA remains wholly committed to ensuring the rights and welfare of workers in Qatar continue to be protected and that the mechanisms put in place for the construction of World Cup infrastructure continue to go in the right direction. 

The latest Workers Cup, which was won by Taleb Group after a gripping penalty shoot-out and witnessed by 11,050 fans, also acted as a platform to bring to the fore stories of many unsung heroes currently working in the Arabian Peninsula. They include Taleb Group-winning centre-half Jerry Ayitey, who had suffered a career-ending injury a decade ago while playing for Ghana Premier League side Sekondi Hasaacas FC. 

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who witnessed the tournament when visiting Qatar, said: “It was an amazing event showing once again the power of football. It is fantastic to see the passion of the workers. I want to take this opportunity to pay my respect and gratitude to the workers helping shape the FIFA World Cup.”

Learn more about this innovative and inspiring event by watching the above video.