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Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

How do you kick back and enjoy your favorite sporting event when you know that people have suffered to make it happen?

It’s a question that billions of us have been forced to ask ourselves over the last couple of weeks. The 2022 World Cup is now happening in Qatar, and there’s quite a few things wrong with that statement.

First and foremost, it’s tough to appreciate the temporary soccer stadiums, made from recycled shipping containers that will then be dismantled and sent to under-developed countries to help build housing.

I know that sounds kind of cool, so why would I be criticizing it? Beca...

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