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Qatar in labour rights storm amid FIFA talks

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Claims that migrant workers are treated like slaves in 2022 World Cup host Qatar were centre stage on Thursday as global football's governing body FIFA met behind closed doors. 

A member of Building and Wood Workers' International and Swiss Unia unions holds a red card reading "A red card for FIFA, no World Cup without labour rights" during a demonstration outside FIFA headquarters in Zurich on October 3, 2013

Already scheduled to debate shifting the 2022 edition from the World Cup's traditional June and July slot in order to escape the stifling Gulf heat -- a plan which has angered European leagues that fear mid-season havoc -- FIFA found the spotlight shifting to alleged human rights abuses against the workers paving the pay for the tournament.

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