Qatar blockade ends: How Gulf detente could impact global football

Doha has announced a number of reforms in recent years, including a fund to support the payment of unpaid wages and the abolition of the kafala system, which ties migrant workers’ visas to their employers.

Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia and three of its allies agreed to end a three-and-a-half-year blockade on neighbouring Qatar. 

While the decision to restore diplomatic and economic ties will have a huge impact on areas such as aviation, trade and defence, it will also have big implications for sports, and in particular football. 

English | January 9, 2021

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