Wednesday, April 27, 2016

“The players — carpenters, drivers and masons — in the...



"The players — carpenters, drivers and masons — in the 4-year-old Workers Cup are just a fraction of the thousands of migrant workers who are actively building Qatar into a modern state for the 2022 @fifaworldcup. Some dream of playing professionally. Others claimed to have already played top-tier #soccer in Africa or Asia but said they decided to come to #Qatar to drive buses and build high-rises for the regular paychecks. The Workers Cup kicked off in mid-March with 24 teams, but now only 2 teams remain. The photographer Olya Morvan captured fans of Gulf Contracting celebrating the team's semifinal victory last Friday. The team will play Taleb Group for the title on the pristine turf of the Al Ahli Stadium on May 6. Tens of thousands of Qatari rials are at stake for the Workers Cup winners, as well as a camera or a phone for each player. #⚽ #regram from @nytimessports" By nytimes on Instagram.



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