European Championships

Qatar announces 1st 'work-related' World Cup stadium death

A worker on a Qatar World Cup stadium site has died in the first work-related fatality to be announced by organizers of the 2022 soccer tournament that has been dogged by concerns about labor conditions.

Qatar has previously reported three deaths at stadium construction sites but said they were not "work-related."

The tiny, gas-rich country is relying on its large workforce of Asian laborers to build stadiums and related infrastructure to cope with staging soccer's biggest tournament in the Middle East for the first time.