World Cup organisers 'appalled' by Qatar worker report

The organisers of the Qatar 2022 football World Cup said they are "appalled" by the findings of an investigation by the Guardian newspaper exposing terrible conditions faced by migrant workers in the country.

The newspaper said Nepalese workers in Qatar are exploited, equating their conditions to "modern-day slavery", and reported that at least 44 workers had recently died from heart-related issues or workplace accidents.

Computer image of the 'Lusail' stadium to be built in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. Credit: Balkis Press/ABACA

Qatari World Cup organisers responded by saying the well-being and dignity of workers was their "top priority".

"There is no excuse for any worker in Qatar to be treated in this manner," the statement read, BBC Sport reported.