Work completed on first venue for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Able to hold 40,000 spectators the stadium is done five years ahead of schedule

Able to hold 40,000 spectators the stadium is done five years ahead of schedule

"An urgent rethink is needed to prevent labour abuse becoming the legacy of the 2022 World Cup".

It said Qatar's recent partnering with a university to improve workers' nutrition showed a commitment to the well-being of World Cup workers.

The stadium will be the first FIFA World Cup venue and the first stadium in the region to be lit by LED lighting, which is both more sustainable and more versatile than traditional lighting.

"It's a year since Amnesty International exposed the exploitation of migrant workers who helped to build the Khalifa Stadium, but abuses on Qatar 2022 sites have continued", said James Lynch, deputy director of Amnesty International's global issues programme. While Human Rights groups have claimed that mishaps to labourers have occurred here in the past, the tournament's organisers alleged that this was not a outcome of his working conditions.

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Hassan Al Thawadi, secretary general of Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, said: "The completion of our first stadium more than five years before the Qatar World Cup begins is an important milestone".

An Indian migrant who fell unconscious near the stadium, where he worked, died in hospital on Thursday from a cardiac arrest.

Pictures of the very first stadium, the Khalifa International, have surfaced online and many have praised its design.

Many of those interviewed revealed they were heavily in debt after paying large recruitment fees, while others had their passports confiscated and some were subjected to forced labour.

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Having hired labour from India, Nepal and Bangladesh for the $200 billion project, the government has faced criticism from several human rights groups for the harsh working environment, claiming that the workers live without provisions, proper access to water or shelter from the sun.

In a March 2016 report called "The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game: Exploitation of Migrant Workers on a Qatar 2022 site", Amnesty highlighted how migrant workers were exploited at the Khalifa Stadium.

The 40,000-seat capacity stadium has been open since 1976 but has been extensively renovated for the World Cup.

One of the main features of the new "Khalifa" is the cooling system now stadium the year round will not hot - about 26 degrees.

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