FIFA’s system allegedly fostered bribery, but despite years of investigations and arrests it’s still in place.
By Amanda Taub
Every sports venue has its own tiered system of luxury. The World Cup in Qatar is providing a reminder that there is always a higher level.
By Sarah Lyall and Christina Goldbaum
The Iranians played well under immense pressure while protests rock their country, and the Americans awaited news of Christian Pulisic, the star player who was injured scoring the game’s only goal.
By Andrew Das
Qatar’s preparations for soccer’s biggest championship created years of jobs for foreign migrants. But now that it is here, the work has dried up.
By Tariq Panja
The World Cup in Qatar, which started this week, has been plagued by controversy — and yet companies and countries are tripping over themselves to be part of the show.
By Vivienne Walt
Muchos en el país anfitrión consideran que las críticas a su historial de derechos humanos y la explotación de los trabajadores migrantes tienen algo de discriminación e hipocresía.
By Vivian Nereim
Other broadcasters are questioning Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers and its laws against homosexuality. Fox Sports’ coverage, heavily sponsored by Qatar, is focused on the matches.
By Kevin Draper
La decisión de realizar el Mundial de fútbol en Catar trastornó a un país diminuto, afectó la reputación de la FIFA y alteró el tejido del deporte.
By Tariq Panja and Rory Smith
Plus Iranian players protest at the World Cup and “Neighbours” will start filming again.
By Amelia Nierenberg
Two things can be true at the same time: The World Cup will dazzle fans and also make them dizzy over the human rights issues where the event is staged.
By Kurt Streeter