ESPN explores the controversy of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in new E60 show. Qatar’s World Cup is set to debut on Sunday, Nov. 6 on ESPN and ESPN+. The show airs at 8:30 p.m. and then subsequently be available to stream on ESPN+ after the initial airing.
E60 is ESPN’s sports newsmagazine television show. The series tends to focus on investigative journalism surrounding the sports world. Debuting in 2007, the highly-praised show has won honors in a multitude of areas. This includes Emmy Awards, Edward R. Murrow Awards, and even a Peabody Award as well.
The upcoming Qatar’s World Cup will help shed light on the massive controversies surrounding the tournament. From the initial selection process, to the migrant worker crisis, the show promises to take a comprehensive look into the World Cup in Qatar.
ESPN documents controversy surrounding World Cup 2022
The migrant worker issues inside the Middle Eastern country were first reported by E60 eight years ago. ESPN sent crews to Qatar, specifically capital city Doha, to get firsthand experience of the crisis. These crews witnessed horrible living conditions and even met some of these workers who explained the danger of their jobs.
ESPN also went to nearby countries to speak with families of workers that went on to die during their time in Qatar.
The show will include new footage from E60’s trip back to Qatar earlier this summer. Reporter Jeremy Schapp conducted new interviews, toured the stadiums, and even spoke with officials linked with the World Cup.
Thousands of migrant workers have reportedly died
Independent reports have previously claimed that an estimated 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar since preparations began for the tournament. This comes from a country that is currently one of the richest in the world. Reports also claim that Qatar has spent about $220 million on new stadiums and infrastructure.
Timing of Qatar’s World Cup comes at an interesting time. The 2022 World Cup begins on November 20th, just two weeks after the E60 show is set to air.
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