Qatar’s Problematic 2022 World Cup – Beyond the Scenes | The Daily Show

Published on November 22, 2022

The World Cup is underway in Qatar, and it’s already contentious. Host Roy Wood Jr. sits down with Daily Show writer Joe Opio and sports journalist Grant Wahl to discuss how Qatar was awarded hosting privileges, the thousands of migrant workers who died while building whole cities and stadiums, accusations of bribery and corruption of FIFA officials throughout history, and the need for independent sports journalism on soccer’s biggest stage. #DailyShow #Podcast #BeyondTheScenes #WorldCup

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  • Casey Hillebrand 2 months ago

    Father Abraham,
    had many sons sir,
    had many sons had Father Abraham…

    You can’t get rid of the patriarchy until we get rid of the root cause. Those Abrahamic religions are outrageous and will keep grabbing power and influence as long as we let them.

  • Ali Mousa 2 months ago

    This is the definition of hypocrisy🤮🤮🤮, and why there are no journalists on the other side

  • Esben M 2 months ago

    That FIFA is a corrupt and criminal organization has been known for decades.

  • Belle_Bagay 2 months ago

    not only did workers die. they lied about the cause of death, by saying “cardiac arrest, natural death”, so they don’t have to recompense the families. mind you, 20 year olds died as family was told they had a heart attack, even when it was seen those who died by workplace injury. 🙄

  • Edric Aldones 2 months ago

    , There’s a very tight race between FIFA and the IOC for most corruption in a sporting organisation.

  • Inga Mgoduka 2 months ago

    I don’t count this as world cup I can’t wait for biggest world in history US World cup.

  • Marvigli 2 months ago

    have you seen the danish journalist trying to show around the stadium who almost got his camera broken. Qatari men are a bunch of w*****rs.

  • power 17 2 months ago

    Go look at the way Mexican farm workers in Fresno

  • Premier Properties 2 months ago

    We are all so conflicted about being here but….here we all are

  • Theo Wofford 2 months ago

    The idea of the game of football will always be greater than these greedy people, however when it is not in the hands of the people the powerful will manipulate it always.

  • Kai Zastrutzki 2 months ago

    Weird huh, that businesses who make their money from gambling, are corrupt and run by crime bosses?

  • Biden IsYourDaddyNow 2 months ago

    United States does the same thing with landscaping companies in the south.

    Bringing in immigrants from Mexico and El Salvador. Hypocrisy

  • Someguy1357 2 months ago

    Ah, the Western sanctimonious critique of other peoples religious and cultural practices. What people are put through to build this huge stadiums is often wrong and corrupt.. yer LITERALLY every host country has done it.

    Did we have this same passionate critique when Brazil committed similar crimes when they hosted the World Cup & Olympics. How about when China, which has oppressed Uigurs in internment camps for years, hosted the Olympics. Hypocrisy stinks.

    Be consistent and hold FIFA accountable.

  • Queen Savage 2 months ago

    Splendid conversation. It is amazing that so many people think 6,500 people is not a lot. Smh. Modern day slavery is problematic regardless of country.

  • Kuroi Berserker 2 months ago

    Hypocrisy stinks

  • Paul Konyefa 2 months ago

    me it’s trevor i want to see coming out to talk, these black Americans usually will say anything so far they are enjoying themselves over in the US

  • erica becker 2 months ago

    Is Morgan Freeman ok? 😅

  • Pratham Kulkarni 2 months ago

    they even invite people who fund terrorist name zakhir naik

  • Shivaz Naidoo 2 months ago

    Well done 👏 bro speak out against Qatar 🇶🇦

  • bob 2 months ago

    Did we just forget USA went in Vietnam war, Afghanistan, Iraq. What is going on and there is no independent journalism when everyone has the same talking points. This take is so crazy. Bottom line is western media loosing their mind, over Qatar’s ? BBC didn’t even show the opening ceremony.


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