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The Workers Cup

Season 31 Episode 5 | 1h 22m 45s Video has closed captioning.

In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. But right now, far away from the bright lights, star athletes and adoring fans, the tournament is being built on the backs of 1.6 million African and Asian migrant workers. The Workers Cup gives voice to the men who are laboring to build sport’s grandest stage and competing in a soccer tournament of their own.

Aired: 07/09/18

Expired: 09/15/19

Rating: TV-PG

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

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