World Cup faces terrorist threat as Islamic State call for ‘cleansing campaign’ attacks | Football | Sport

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It was reported in February 2021 by The Guardian that over 6,500 migrant workers had died during the construction of stadiums and other projects related to the tournament since the decision was made, leading to calls from human rights groups to abandon plans to travel to Qatar.

However, Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad are due to play their opening encounter against Iran on November 21 after heading to the Middle East earlier this week.

It remains to be seen whether security will be stepped up in respons to the threat of a possible terrorist attack, although British police will already been in the nation to help protect fans heading out to Qatar.

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