British man dies while working on 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar

The organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have announced a British man died on Thursday while working on one of the tournament’s venues.

In a statement posted on its website on Thursday night, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy said: “Earlier today, a 40-year-old British male lost his life working on Khalifa International Stadium.

“The relevant authorities have been notified and the next of kin has been informed. An immediate investigation into the cause of this fatality is under way and further details will be released in due course.

“The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy shares our deepest condolences with the family for their loss.”

The multi-purpose venue in Doha – the current home of the Qatar national team – is being extended from its current capacity of 40,000 to 68,000 and will host the 2019 World Athletics Championships. It is scheduled to host World Cup matches up to the quarter-final stage in 2022.

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