These Football Cards Reveal the Grim Truth Behind the FIFA World Cup in Qatar


Cards of Qatar

Thousands of migrant workers have died or been injured while preparing Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Four months before it begins, a new series of football cards highlight the humans behind the numbers and tell their heartbreaking stories. 

To present these stories with dignity, we focused on a high level of craftsmanship and designed a handmade box that holds 33 cards. The graphics were inspired by the World Cup 2022 to create a visual connection as if it was the official cards.

“Cards of Qatar is a way to both spread the stories to a large audience while putting more pressure on FIFA and other organizations that organize sporting events. This is 2022. Major championships should not be organized by countries that do not respect fundamental human rights.”

Patrik Arnesson,
founder of Forza Football

Cards of Qatar is a collaborative project between Forsman & Bodenfors, journalistic platform Blankspot and the Forza Football app. Follow @cardsofqatar on Instagram and Twitter.

“It has been an honor to have been part of this project. Hopefully, as many people as possible will read these stories.” Hampus Elfström, copywriter Gothenburg
Published 06.07.2022