Video | Labour / Unions “Not our World Cup!”

Recording of our Reclaim the Game Speakers’ Tour event in Frankfurt

“Not our World Cup!”

The 2022 Men’s World Cup will take place in Qatar — a country where homosexuals and the entire LGBTIQ community are persecuted, women are discriminated against, freedom of expression is suppressed and millions of migrant workers are exploited under slave-like conditions. During our Reclaim the Game Speakers’ Tour, which travelled through various cities in Germany from 18 to 29 September 2022, migrant workers, human rights activists and trade unionists reported on their experiences on the construction sites in Qatar and their struggle for better living and working conditions.


Round 1: Reporting from Qatar


– Malcolm Bidali, former migrant worker in Qatar and co-founder of Migrant Defenders, Kenya

– Binda Pandey, representative of the Nepalese Trade Union Confederation (GEFONT) at the International Labour Organization (ILO)

– Jeevan Taramu, worker and adviser to the Qatar branch of GEFONT

– Krishna Shresta, worker and representative of the Nepal Migrant Workers Network in Qatar

– Jeevan KC, member of Migrant Workers Network in Qatar and supervisor on construction sites in Qatar


– Benjamin Best, Journalist

Round 2: On the necessity and form of protest


– Annabell Kolbe, F_in – Women in Football Network

– Dario Minden, Our Curve

– Katja Müller-Fahlbusch, Amnesty International Germany

– Andreas Rettig, former DFL and Bundesliga manager


– Mara Pfeifer, Journalist – "The Word Pirate