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FIFA boss Blatter calls for improvements in Qatar working conditions

Sepp Blatter has urged Qatari leaders to ensure that improvements are made regarding the working conditions of the country's migrant workers.

Blatter was present at a meeting between the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Confederation of German Trade Unions to discuss issues surrounding the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Amnesty International has made their concerns known relating to the unacceptable working conditions of the locals and Blatter has since agreed with the human rights organisation.

"Economic and political leaders must contribute to improving the unacceptable situation in Qatar," Blatter said in a statement.

"That is why I welcome the initiative shown by the DFB and ITUC because together we can achieve change.

"I am convinced that Qatar is taking the situation very seriously. These very discussions about Qatar show just what an important role football can play in generating publicity and thus bringing about change."

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