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FIFA Aware Of 'Slave-Like' Working Conditions At '18 World Cup Site, Letter Reveals

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 26 / 17

FIFA was "aware last year of compelling evidence that a Russia 2018 World Cup stadium was being built using workers from North Korea who were kept in appalling conditions," a leaked letter from President Gianni Infantino revealed, according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. Infantino's letter a...

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