UN: Beautiful Game Ain’t So Pretty

LA Times – A United Nations human rights investigator criticized FIFA on Monday, saying soccer’s international governing body hasn’t done enough to protect people from being forced out of their homes in cities hosting the World Cup.

U.N. investigator Raquel Rolnik cited reports saying more than 20,000 people are expected to be removed from a makeshift settlement near Cape Town before the June 11 start of the World Cup in South Africa. She says FIFA, or the International Federation of Association Football, hasn’t made the protection of housing rights a priority in its World Cup host selection process.

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