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Qatar chief wants to meet Southgate to discuss his concerns

Nasser Al Khater, Qatar 2022 CEO, has said he would like a meeting with Gareth Southgate after the England manager called into question the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf State and claimed it was a "great shame" some England fans would not travel to this year's World Cup.

Accusations concerning the treatment of migrant workers and a poor record of human rights have plagued Qatar since it was controversially awarded the World Cup finals back in 2010.

Southgate recently said he was now "clear" on the issues of hosting the World Cup in the region and that he plans to hold talks with his squad about these issues.

However, in an interview with Sky Sports News Chief, Al Khater has responded by saying he "respects" Southgate as a coach and person but has defended Qatar's treatment of workers.

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