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Qatar World Cup: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


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  • Evan Wingenfeld
    Evan Wingenfeld Před měsícem +2687

    I'm impressed that John correctly predicted that England would lose in the quarterfinals. Someone should give him a raise.

    • mulattoraver
      mulattoraver Před 5 dny

      I’m impressed that John predicted that soccer fans would largely forget about the death and misery unleashed to make it happen.

    • Will
      Will Před 9 dny


    • setimog g
      setimog g Před 27 dny


    • derp derp
      derp derp Před měsícem +1

      john oliver is excellent but i fail to see how any mllionare deserves a raise.

    • Nigel Benn
      Nigel Benn Před měsícem

      I mean that's not a hard prediction.We're shite

  • Chris Molyneaux
    Chris Molyneaux Před měsícem +1825

    I like how the American audience didn't grasp how hot it is in Qatar until John converted from Celsius to Fahrenheit.

    • 4649 - Nice to meet you
      4649 - Nice to meet you Před 2 dny

      Imagine gatekeeping and being elitist about temperature like this in all honesty. Absolutely wild.

    • Oussama
      Oussama Před 5 dny

      @Morpheus nah, we do know how the Fahrenheit scale works

    • Morpheus
      Morpheus Před 6 dny

      @KOPATSKI GAMES How many times can you cut 0 in half and get half the numerical value?

      KOPATSKI GAMES Před 7 dny +1

      @Morpheus As round as 0? Naeh I don't think so ;)

    • Morpheus
      Morpheus Před 12 dny

      @KOPATSKI GAMES 32 is a perfectly round number, unless you don't understand the binary number system.

  • Sean Mac
    Sean Mac Před měsícem +666

    I love how John absolutely picked the outcome for England, several weeks ago 😂

    • Philip Reid
      Philip Reid Před 25 dny

      not true. they didn't go out on penalties

    • setimog g
      setimog g Před 27 dny


    • Goody King
      Goody King Před měsícem

      @Paul Clissold
      Mbappe played.

    • Pseudo Nym
      Pseudo Nym Před měsícem

      He’s just channeling Paul the psychic octopus :)

    • perplexed
      perplexed Před měsícem +1

      he also predicted that the Queen would die in 2022

  • Allie Fe
    Allie Fe Před měsícem +40

    I always like watching you. Everything has a good and bad side, and you get to the heart of it and don't back down because the topics are difficult. Plus, I still laugh, even though it's a little depressing.

    • setimog g
      setimog g Před 27 dny


  • Deanna Banman
    Deanna Banman Před měsícem +175

    This is why we always need to push against goonies like this. No matter what you do, if they could pay you less they would. This is what it use to be for all workers and slowly we got things like minimum wage and days off. Never stop, they have more to give than we could ever know.
    Edit: And also why we need to be *thankful* to those who came before and sacrificed so we have our own heated homes with all the amenities once only reserved for royalty. We have come far and we must never become complacent ❤️✊🏼

  • ApocalypticJoker
    ApocalypticJoker Před měsícem +871

    Me, a Canadian, hearing about 52°C work conditions: WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!
    Audience: *silence*

    • setimog g
      setimog g Před 27 dny


    • Fleur
      Fleur Před měsícem

      @John Doe fuckin right bud! Oh, and we also are the location of where you train your FBI&CIA agents, supply a very large number of your military vehicles and intelligence, back your military with our troops, help supply your gas, fresh water, agriculture, various resources and nuclear energy & nuclear science. Oh, and we supply your petroleum -more than as Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Colombia COMBINED. You are dependent on us. You wouldn’t prosper without us. Silly, silly American. How the entire world laughs at you. You’re a joke.

    • John Doe
      John Doe Před měsícem

      Canada sissy country.
      Canada loves homosexuals and it's ruled by women.

    • Fleur
      Fleur Před měsícem

      @Gibbous Silver that’s so hot D:

    • Fleur
      Fleur Před měsícem

      Oh my god same , give me the great white north any day

  • ThatOcelot
    ThatOcelot Před měsícem +742

    HBO is legendary for putting whole episodes of Last Week Tonight on CHclip.

    • Edriss Scofield
      Edriss Scofield Před 25 dny +2

      @Myrixica This. Please, curb your gratitude

    • setimog g
      setimog g Před 27 dny


    • rtenewsontwo
      rtenewsontwo Před měsícem +4

      And without ads 👌🏻

    • Myrixica
      Myrixica Před měsícem +23

      @JJJBunney001 it also used to not take 1-3 months for territories outside the US to get to watch them too.

    • JJJBunney001
      JJJBunney001 Před měsícem +15

      They used to upload all segments back in the day, other segments, cutaway gags and interviews

  • Carlos Sayán Wong
    Carlos Sayán Wong Před měsícem +24

    Brilliantly described, John. Thank you, Sir. 🙌🏼

    • setimog g
      setimog g Před 27 dny


  • Austin Emms
    Austin Emms Před měsícem +32

    Yet again, John proved he’s Nostradamus with that prediction about England losing in the quarterfinals.

    • Edriss Scofield
      Edriss Scofield Před 25 dny

      @Mad5am This, even Quasimodo could've predicted that

    • Mad5am
      Mad5am Před měsícem +1

      It was the most likely outcome to be fair.

    • Joshua Salem
      Joshua Salem Před měsícem +1

      Came back to look for this comment

  • Daniel Potter
    Daniel Potter Před měsícem +30

    “It's like the Super bowl, except the rest of the world actually gives a f*ck.” 😂

  • NomnomJawsnomnom
    NomnomJawsnomnom Před měsícem +1110

    I cant be the only one who laughed at the Fifa representative literally choking on his words when he said "human rights".

    • GXT Kingz
      GXT Kingz Před měsícem +1

      @Abdullah Haroun all he’s saying is keep this same energy that y’all had for Qatar for the United States when they host the World Cup in 2026

    • Abdullah Haroun
      Abdullah Haroun Před měsícem +2

      @Individual You can't be seriously comparing human rights of qatar to the US. As a middle east citizen, you gotta be kidding me, or us!

    • Individual
      Individual Před měsícem +1

      Don't forget these words, when the next World Cup will be in US!! Same for the previous one in Russia!

    • Papiroots C
      Papiroots C Před měsícem

      USA is getting the World Cup next year, they haven’t even fixed the homeless problem or the working conditions. They also lock up journalists. Nothing new here.

    • Julio Ibanez
      Julio Ibanez Před měsícem +4

      No bro, the audience laughed too

  • ThePlyrMava
    ThePlyrMava Před měsícem +32

    Couldn't watch the World Cup this time. Watched a game in Brazil, followed Russia, but I can't stop thinking about FIFA and the people who died to build this cash grab scheme.
    Thank you, John

    • August Dice
      August Dice Před 21 dnem +1

      Good for you! Any view is revenue and if they profit, they continue. Can’t keep watching and say you don’t IN SOME WAY, support what they have done. Personally, I do not love anything enough to support that.

    • landondonovanify
      landondonovanify Před měsícem +2

      Too bad it was a great world cup to watch

  • jodie vukmir
    jodie vukmir Před 2 měsíci +744

    Loved that guy's face when he said to the reporter.."you have been to the housing area?"

    • Noble Luke
      Noble Luke Před dnem

      @William Young It's beautiful in every way, accept financial security. I know it's difficult to imagine, but it really is like that.

    • B.J. Blazkowicz
      B.J. Blazkowicz Před 3 dny

      It’s the kind of face that says “If I could make you disappear and get away with it, I would”

    • Diane
      Diane Před 10 dny +1

      @Az .. Hey AZ! Try not to blow up any airplanes today, okay terrorist? 🥰

    • Az ..
      Az .. Před 10 dny +1

      @Diane Only a clueless le5bian can ask a dumb question like this - go and hug your girlfriend 🤗

    • Diane
      Diane Před 11 dny +3

      @Az .. So, if MIddle Eastern countries have laws against homosexuality, can our Western countries have laws against Islam? Or only Muslims can discriminate?

  • Chris Yacoback
    Chris Yacoback Před měsícem +12

    John... very hard hitting... well done, for what it's worth....too bad all the teams, all the players who actually are the real draw don't just form their own, new organization and screw the current shity heads of the FIFA organization. Is that possible

    • setimog g
      setimog g Před 27 dny


    • Jonathan Villalba
      Jonathan Villalba Před měsícem +1

      Next to impossible to say bye bye to all the sweet sponsors

  • Tristxn
    Tristxn Před měsícem +68

    I usually don’t like late night talk shows but this was brilliant

    • setimog g
      setimog g Před 27 dny


    • Thinh.N
      Thinh.N Před měsícem +4

      Last week tonight is absolutely brilliant compared to other late night shows, and this is coming from an Australian, I’m not even the target audience.

  • RaymondHng
    RaymondHng Před měsícem +11

    There were only 22 eligible voters when selecting the 2018 and 2022 World Cup. Five of them were later indicted on corruption charges. The voting was subsequently opened to all 203 members for the 2026 World Cup bid.

  • Michael Hourigan
    Michael Hourigan Před měsícem +678

    Say why you want about John, but he was spot on about Englands place in the world cup

    • S K
      S K Před 20 dny

      Only Americans are surprised by that accurate prediction. Everybody else knew it is an extremely easy prediction to make.

    • Rob Patershuk
      Rob Patershuk Před měsícem +2

      @mmjackk 😂

    • Adélie CN
      Adélie CN Před měsícem +8

      I, a French woman, came back to the comment section just to see if I could gloat about it. Glad we could make John's prediction come true!

    • mmjackk
      mmjackk Před měsícem +1

      @Michael Hourigan y thank you Sir.

    • Michael Hourigan
      Michael Hourigan Před měsícem +5

      @mmjackk underrated comment😂

  • NeX
    NeX Před 2 měsíci +6115

    The way audience's reaction changed from nothing when hearing 52C to a big *gasp* after knowing 125F was really funny.

    • Cliii iiq
      Cliii iiq Před měsícem

      @carschmn Im not american and i had 0 reaction to celsius

    • Kareen Wilson
      Kareen Wilson Před měsícem

      @carschmn the same time they will learn the metric system....which is neverrr

    • Little Won
      Little Won Před měsícem

      Yanks aye 😅

    • J B
      J B Před měsícem

      @Chris Schafer
      Well only three kinds of people use the metric system in the US: The scientists, the military and the drug dealers.

    • Ali Hussain
      Ali Hussain Před měsícem

      @Jeffrey Leung the world cup has been put on very nicely in the middle east. You just don't like Arab people or the society. You wouldn't even give these people a job or a second thought. Enjoy your kale smoothy and smelling your own farts.

  • A Shen
    A Shen Před měsícem +59

    I swear you guys already discussed this internally but please, please make an episode talking about China's recent "Blank Sheet Movement" :) People should know that happened :)

  • Yos 17
    Yos 17 Před měsícem +35

    Who else came back to the comment section after the game England vs France, just to type in that John Oliver got it right for England getting eliminated in the Quarterfinals

  • Yohann
    Yohann Před měsícem +9

    When you are a temporary foreign worker, you can't swich job or company without the your company's approval. That's not just Qatar, it is pretty much every country. Most immigrants I know in Canada had this kind of Visa.

    • Amy Sastro
      Amy Sastro Před měsícem +5

      They don't prevent you leaving the job and leaving the country though

  • BullC6
    BullC6 Před měsícem +3

    Fact that England were actually knocked out in a Quarter Final due to a missed penalty is hilarious.

  • Kay The Magician (Kenyan Magician)
    Kay The Magician (Kenyan Magician) Před 2 měsíci +10531

    I'm a Kenya who works in Qatar, and John has got it right again. Last week John talked on what happened to us in the past and now the present.... thank you.

    • ThiccboyFinn
      ThiccboyFinn Před 14 dny

      @Happy elephant no other choice.

    • Bilal Hmouda
      Bilal Hmouda Před 17 dny +2

      If u agree with john that qatar is corrupted and dangerous place to live and work ,then what the fuck are you still doing there ?

    • S Nanavati
      S Nanavati Před měsícem

      Could have stayed in kenya

    • Abozakaria Elrayah
      Abozakaria Elrayah Před měsícem +1

      Liars this way 😂😂😂😂

    • Jacova Wernett
      Jacova Wernett Před měsícem

      @GM V8 by the way one of the things God told and showed me I am. The Anchor. In deep prayer and meditation God showed my birth last name Wernett. He spun a t around and made an anchor.
      Then He showed me to read Hebrews 6:19. I have never read the entirety of the old or new testament. I read where God shows me to read. I certainly think it's ridiculous that the Taliban are birthed by mothers and yet females shouldn't go to school. I am not anathema to knowledge. Nor is God. Some people are.

  • Katia S.
    Katia S. Před měsícem +56

    in luxury resorts in maldives some of the workers also work on kafala system with their passports taken away by the agencies. when you go on vacation, ask about work conditions of the gardeners and cleaners

    • The wanderers
      The wanderers Před měsícem

      Glad I never went to any of those places, and never will. I'd rather spend my money on being productive to this society, as opposed to leave it in third world hell holes where both the locals and poor migrants are treated like shit.

  • Alvaro Sotomayor
    Alvaro Sotomayor Před měsícem +31

    I love the accuracy of how Oliver said England would be knocked out in the quarter finals 🥲.. that's scary

  • Jeff Gregory
    Jeff Gregory Před měsícem +16

    OMG! Just watched this and Jon Oliver was SPOT-ON with England's outcome: eliminated in the quarterfinals on penalties! How hilarious!! Give that guy another Emmy!

    • Michael Gillman
      Michael Gillman Před měsícem

      @Oracle It didn't even go to penalties and STILL went out by missing a penalty.
      It's the most England thing to happen for ages.

    • Oracle
      Oracle  Před měsícem +1

      What penalties were they then? Considering the game never went to extra time, how is that even possible?

  • Brett Higdon
    Brett Higdon Před měsícem +1

    Well… John was half right about England, getting knocked out in the quarterfinals. It wasn’t in PKs, but it was a missed PK that did it.

  • FactStorm
    FactStorm Před 2 měsíci +361

    That was a great piece by Oliver per usual, its hilarious but the content is infuriating.

    • setimog g
      setimog g Před 27 dny


    • viperswhip
      viperswhip Před měsícem +3

      It always is.

    • William Young
      William Young Před měsícem +1

      Oil buys a lot of bribes. 🤑

  • Jeff Mooney
    Jeff Mooney Před měsícem +5

    as much as bringing attention to this issue is important, he himself is absolutely part of the problem. literally reporting on how awful this is and calling out the country and fifa for being hypocrites and then going on to watch the games himself! smh

  • Ask Thatguy
    Ask Thatguy Před měsícem +72

    We are so lucky to have a show like yours, who is not afraid to speak the truth. I'm very proud about the freedom of expression which often is taken for granted in the West.

    • K Ate
      K Ate Před 21 dnem

      @John Gleason As we're white and live in Western countries we won't go through the same human right issues so in that sense you're very right. You're right that yes if you are born the right colour and religion you will not face any human right issues but God forbid if you're a minority in any Western country we'll make sure you feel like you don't belong so what if you're born here! You will need to deal with underhanded racism that will make your life very difficult but at least in Western countries we hide our human rights issues very well. You are very right John we're not stupid like the Middle East we hide our issues very well, deep within. We'll become leaders by force commit some of the worst acts and act like it's perfectly normal.
      Look if we can excuse our Prince being a pervert and our countries breaking down due to all the corruption within we have no right to comment on other countries.
      Can we just concentrate on sorting our 💩 out first please?

    • John Gleason
      John Gleason Před 21 dnem

      @K Ate if you’re trying to compare modern western countries to the Middle East then you are gonna lose this argument very quickly. The West May have had major human rights issues 60 years ago but we aren’t talking about 60 years ago since they’ve corrected it. The Middle East and much of the world still lives in Medieval times where they kill for being gay or steal your passport and force you to work as a slave.

    • setimog g
      setimog g Před 27 dny


    • K Ate
      K Ate Před měsícem +1

      Freedom of speech depends on your race in the west similar to all countries in the world. I mean the amount of articles and interviews I have seen plus experiences I have seen people suffer, for example how the UK reacted to Ukraine and said things like we have to help because they look like us or have light eyes/blond hair or look European. I mean definitely help I'm not disputing that if able you should help where you can, we alll should. However, not due to the way the people look plus what about offering the same help and making just as big of a deal with others from other countries who UK and US have attacked and caused issues for such as Iraq.
      Clearly Qatar like many other countries have the issues. In fact no country is remotely even close to perfect.
      Qatar as shown has major issues with the locals letting their wealth, authority and power get to their heads whilst forgetting their religion that encourages them to be kind and good to all humans.
      The west is not without issues to. I've seen it with my eyes how minorities are bullied and treated, I mean Islamaphobia has been going on for so long it's crazy that it's only now been given a name. Some of the racism and human inequalities are just more tactical in the west because the west has learnt to deflect and be undercover unfortunately. I say unfortunately because I am from the west and it does need to be better along with all the world. Therefore, we can't advise others when we have so many institutionally inhumane, racist, gender, culture, powertrip issues to.

    • Red Citadel
      Red Citadel Před měsícem +1

      Freedom of expression is so important, it should never be taken for granted

  • Ackshay Shukla
    Ackshay Shukla Před měsícem +4

    The momentum for stoppage of world cup should have gained before FIFA began in Qatar or while the projects were under due. The news, though better late than never, never helps the people in need when they need it. But this segment would help the host to get another Emmy so that's fine I guess. The workers are still stuck and will die anyway.

  • TehMud
    TehMud Před měsícem +12

    How the heck did this man predict EXACTLY what would happen in the World Cup? Bless his soul

    • John Cooper
      John Cooper Před 4 dny

      @Plucky Bellhop What on Earth are you on about? You complete clown. 🤡
      I'm guessing you have no idea what the term "Texas Sharpshooter" refers to, and just decided to fabricate your own meaning and take offence to that instead. 🤦🏻‍♂️

    • Plucky Bellhop
      Plucky Bellhop Před 4 dny

      @Jiub Boatman No, let's go back to discussing modern slavery, because that's actually relevant.

    • John Cooper
      John Cooper Před měsícem +2

      England have a long history of going out of tournaments on penalties in either the quarter or semi finals. It's basically seen as an inevitability now.

    • Jiub Boatman
      Jiub Boatman Před měsícem

      @George Brett Possibly. Let's go with Texas sharpshooter then?

    • George Brett
      George Brett Před měsícem +1

      @Jiub Boatman that still relies on the fact that he got it right 😂 man said confirmation bias

  • Th3Shrike
    Th3Shrike Před 2 měsíci +6975

    I know it's a terrible topic, but I laughed way too hard at the audience ahhhhing at the temperature after John converted it to Fahrenheit

    • setimog g
      setimog g Před 27 dny


    • Nico Bock
      Nico Bock Před měsícem

      @UCpf3u5Bts0HaP4HjPsg6CSQ you mean it's an entitled audience

    • Andrew Torrens
      Andrew Torrens Před měsícem

      ​@LordBungeekrum Celsius is so much easier than Fahrenheit... 0 is freezing and 100 is boiling. Just like how other metric measurements intertwine... 1 cubic cm of water is 1 ml is 1 g. So a litre of water weights 1 kg. Oh, and it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 ml of water by 1 degree Celsius.
      Everything converts to other units easily, and you never need to remember how many tbsp in a pint and how many pints in a gallon. Everything is in powers of ten.

    • Chris Johnson
      Chris Johnson Před měsícem

      ​@Jedidiah Steele Fahrenheit is something the US did right. The metric system on the other hand...

    • Nico Bock
      Nico Bock Před měsícem

      @PenguinLord10 now metric is the rest of the world

  • Abigail Rayne
    Abigail Rayne Před měsícem +108


    • Clot-in-Eye Joe
      Clot-in-Eye Joe Před 12 dny

      America and Britain are the biggest war mongering countries on the planet...lol at oppression and human rights discussion from you hypocrites

    • Edriss Scofield
      Edriss Scofield Před 25 dny +1

      @Lan What? Are you saying Abigail is the worst offender? What did that Simpsons fan do?

    • Esther Philip
      Esther Philip Před 26 dny +1

      Not me reading this while shouting in my head

    • setimog g
      setimog g Před 27 dny


    • Abigail Rayne
      Abigail Rayne Před měsícem

      @Chris Rowsell tell me you’re an inconsiderate ass who doesn’t care if people have rights without telling me

  • Karthik Sriram
    Karthik Sriram Před měsícem +6

    The trolling beckham part was fucking hilarious 🤣😂 And what would people do for power and money ? Play the world cup in Qatar 😏

  • Blip Machine
    Blip Machine Před měsícem +21

    John's prediction about England losing on penalties got torpedoed into orbit, much like Harry Kane's football.

  • taproot
    taproot Před měsícem +4

    Standing up for people sometimes means giving up the things we love when they found hundreds of bodies buried at residential schools I stopped going to church after 35 years of attending. I'm disgusted.

    • Msfk31
      Msfk31 Před měsícem

      @thekidfromcanada I have tried to reply to you twice at this point what specific headline to search for but both comments were deleted. I am not sure if Last Week Tonight is deleting the comments or if it’s a CHclip glitch. If you go on the Wikipedia page of the indigenous graves reporting, you can find links to actual sources of news article that mention how no bodies were found thus far. Both CBC and National Post have reporting on it.

    • thekidfromcanada
      thekidfromcanada Před měsícem

      @Msfk31 do you have a source or exact name to google?

    • Msfk31
      Msfk31 Před měsícem

      I am sorry to hear that, but also there's been update about the gravesites. A search led by First Nations people found no bodies in the end. But I understand your point, forced religious conversions was still abuse even if there were no bodies found.

  • Anna B
    Anna B Před měsícem +7

    The NFL is horrific, but FIFA just goes the extra mile.

  • Ribota de Sajambre
    Ribota de Sajambre Před měsícem +3

    I have not laughed since Trevor has been gone, till now. Gracias John Oliver 🏆

  • Berkeley Pickell
    Berkeley Pickell Před měsícem +3

    Could've sworn they did this story already. I remember a reenactment of stadium workers being abused and all...

    • Edith Milanzi
      Edith Milanzi Před měsícem +1

      I remember it too but it was the Brazil WC in 2014. So yeah the migrant worker situation wasn’t specific to Qatar.

  • Chris Ferguson
    Chris Ferguson Před měsícem +12

    23:30 Well, John couldn't have been more accurate with that prediction... 😔

  • Achieng Adongo
    Achieng Adongo Před 2 měsíci +9

    thank you for educating me on these issues

  • gerald the_science_guy
    gerald the_science_guy Před měsícem +11

    @3:22 John Oliver, an englishman, doing a _'british accent'_ is brilliant 😄😄

  • madjou1
    madjou1 Před měsícem +1

    Great prediction here John Oliver. " Until they inevitably get knocked out in the quarter finals..."

  • mmjackk
    mmjackk Před měsícem +4

    This, along with Vice News and 60 minutes are, IMO, the most important shows on TV, most capable of moving people towards the needed change.

    • mmjackk
      mmjackk Před měsícem

      @Morpheus That's ignorance as far as I'm concerned. Excuse the language. 60 Minutes is one of the most important shows on TV ever, anywhere. It changed investigative reporting. It is being studied at news and media schools. Yes, it's not edgy as Vice News and maybe it's gone a little "soft" but it's still important. You cannot dismiss this show like that.

    • Morpheus
      Morpheus Před měsícem

      Yeah, 60 Minutes is a very "important" show because they only wait like 5 years to do an episode on something that was very important 5 years ago, but today it'll have no consequences on the people that should have fried for it, and even if anyone cares about it today, they can't do a fucking thing about it.

  • Samriddhi Sharma
    Samriddhi Sharma Před 2 měsíci +3688

    As a Nepali, hearing and seeing dead Nepalese body entering country now and then, hearing the stories of the family members of the deceased people. I am so glad that John Oliver and HBO decided to shed light on this topic.

    • Kashif
      Kashif Před měsícem

      @Samriddhi Sharma I don’t recall u mouthing off when u know the first person to reach Mount Everest was NOT sir Edmund Hillary!!!! That’s going to touch a raw nerve! Watch the documentary on NETFLIX, see how the westerns started referring to your Sherpas as terrorists! The tour operator were calling on the emotional side, ‘There fathers would be proud if u help the westerners reach the top!’ The sherpa kept saying, my wife will be upset if I was to walk on this land, as my people r buried underneath this snow, from the previous year before!

    • Kashif
      Kashif Před měsícem

      @heyysimone 12% of locals in Qatar, the rest r migrants! U bring labour in to build! u do know there was history didn’t start in 2022! USA: roads built by blacks who were arrested by police for zero crimes and forced to build the infrastructure for free! This is after the slaves were free under the 13th amendment! Than came the revised 14th amendment, which stated ‘arrest the dark people, put them in jail, build USA FOR FREE’!!!!

    • Kashif
      Kashif Před měsícem

      @heyysimone which country is this? Item 1&2 is the which interest me. The countries which count are UK & USA. The rest of the western world r just followers!

    • Hans Frankfurter
      Hans Frankfurter Před měsícem

      @Justina FuchsIts not the fault of Qatar Nepal is poor. Go work in another country if Qatar is horrible. World is big you know!

    • Hans Frankfurter
      Hans Frankfurter Před měsícem

      Well then don’t work in Qatar. Work in Nepal.

  • Jordan Bell
    Jordan Bell Před měsícem +3

    It's ironic that he brings up the One Love armbands, as a few days before the tournament kicked off Qatar & FIFA backed out of that agreement too, saying that anyone wearing a rainbow armband at kickoff would be instantly shown a yellow card. (For those not aware, a yellow card is a 'caution' offense in football. A punishment mostly reserved for misconduct or aggressive play. 2 yellows results in getting ejected from the game. Thus, having a yellow card for the entire 90 minutes of the match is extremely dangerous and puts your team at risk of going down a player.) Now that we are at the semifinals of this tournament, not a single One Love Armband has been worn or seen on TV. What a shame.

    • Late
      Late Před měsícem

      @G Mcdoogle That is fucked up. You can't leave gayness at home. It's not a choice, and culture is not an excuse for oppressing them.

    • G Mcdoogle
      G Mcdoogle Před měsícem

      It's beautiful, I love it. Just because you believe in the public per formative acts of gays and transgenderism doesn't mean that the rest of the world shares their beliefs with you. Why are you so inclined on parading your values in a different country? Go to qatar for the football and leave everything else at home!

  • TJMc87 TJMC87
    TJMc87 TJMC87 Před měsícem +1

    England currently down 1-0 at half in quarterfinals. The prophecy 😂

  • Rami Karkout
    Rami Karkout Před měsícem

    I thought I was well educated on the matter but boy this was truly an eye opener.

  • Johnathan
    Johnathan Před měsícem +4

    Holy crap he called how and when England would be put out... 😳 he is too good

    • Late
      Late Před měsícem

      Yeah, in the quarterfinals, due to a missed penalty shot... uncanny.

  • Vandhuy Martins
    Vandhuy Martins Před 2 měsíci +11239

    "A cartel-like group of scumbags and assorted criminals who ocassionaly put on soccer matches." This is by far the best FIFA's description I've ever heard of.

    • Ian smith
      Ian smith Před měsícem

      @DutchDreadnaught how about domination of the world do you find this disgusting???.. killing hundreds of thousands of people do you find that disgusting???

    • Ali Hussain
      Ali Hussain Před měsícem

      @Don E. believe it. Every building built in the Gulf has been built by them. No one put a gun to their heads to fly on an airplane to work there. BTW, would you like to give them a job yourself?

    • Don E.
      Don E. Před měsícem

      @Ali Hussain lol, that is amazingly unbelievable.

    • Ali Hussain
      Ali Hussain Před měsícem

      The world cup is in the middle east for the first time and it has been wonderful. Arab people and Muslims all around the world are happy and proud. The south Asian workers who built the places came on Planes, work very hard and take the money they earn back home to their families and build themselves a better life in their home countries. Meanwhile you self righteous snobs have your illegal immigrants come by boats or crossing multiple borders on foot, work under the table with no hope of going back home. Which is better? Dummies

    • Omg lol95
      Omg lol95 Před měsícem

      @PenguinLord10 ofc what qatar is doing is evil bro no doubt but im just saying that pp r acting as if qatar is the most evil country like wth ??

  • Martin Arciniega
    Martin Arciniega Před měsícem

    Ya remember that clouds and stuff that never happen is sad honestly there so many countries that have massive and beautiful stadiums and hotels now I am glad it's over happy that Messi is finally a world champion with is team

  • Andreas Everaerts
    Andreas Everaerts Před měsícem +7

    10:49 The audience audibly saying ooooh after John converts celsius to fahrenheit 🤣

  • Gabriel Oshiro
    Gabriel Oshiro Před měsícem +2

    he was right about quarter finals and penalties...

  • Liam
    Liam Před měsícem +1

    God that David Beckham impression was so funny.

  • Justin Dillon
    Justin Dillon Před 2 měsíci +675

    Last Week Tonight is the perfect show for someone fresh out of a 14 day rehab and needing to be caught up on what happened, last week

    • Manj Sher
      Manj Sher Před měsícem

      Did you book a return visit before you left, just saying.

    • Moses Abdul
      Moses Abdul Před 2 měsíci

      Congrats king keep doing your best

    • Lauren Smith
      Lauren Smith Před 2 měsíci

      The timeliness! I’ve been in rehab and intensive outpatient for five weeks now. Catching up on John Oliver is gonna be fun.

    • Al Quinn
      Al Quinn Před 2 měsíci

      @GroovyGirl1990 😊

    • GroovyGirl1990
      GroovyGirl1990 Před 2 měsíci +2

      @Al Quinn Your diatribe is precious.

  • Gini 2522
    Gini 2522 Před 2 měsíci +6

    Thank you for bringing awareness to the disgusting reality of all this , unfortunately having integrity or ones human rights mean nothing when enough cash is on the table

  • Kasper
    Kasper Před měsícem +39

    John: "They work in 52-degrees Celsius."
    Most people: "OMFG! That's insane!"
    Americans: "Umm...😕...how many football fields is that?"

  • Dackson Flux
    Dackson Flux Před měsícem +2

    ''You went there yourself?"
    I love that incredulousness.

  • Nicholas Simmons
    Nicholas Simmons Před 2 měsíci +4

    We haven't had a new episode in two weeks. I am taking that to mean John was dismembered with a bone saw by Qatari thugs.

  • Cryptic Cocktails
    Cryptic Cocktails Před 2 měsíci +2054

    Only John can do a show about modern human slavery, get halfway through, and say “but wait, it gets worse..”

    • Ali Hussain
      Ali Hussain Před měsícem

      @Soken50 you know nothing about the middle east. You watch a 20 minute video clip and now have become a self appointed expert on the subject. Your a sheep, so I must say Baaa Baaa to you.

    • Soken50
      Soken50 Před měsícem

      @Ali Hussain Right, let's just ignore everything John Oliver literally told and showed us happened there during construction and pretend everyone is happily flying back home with suitcases full of cash after having lived in comfortable homes and worked safely on sustainable buildings...
      You're either completely delusional or knowingly spreading misinformation and either way I want nothing to do with it, so kindly take a long hike off a short pier and leave my notifications.

    • Ali Hussain
      Ali Hussain Před měsícem

      @Soken50 the workers in the gulf are there to work, earn money and go home to build their own homes and start their own businesses. They are not coming to immigrate. They come their on airplanes and go home in them. You have no idea what you are talking about.

    • Soken50
      Soken50 Před měsícem

      @Ali Hussain Ah yes they're happy to live in unsanitary condition, work in unsafe conditions, sometimes get their visas confiscated by their employers who don't even pay them. I don't know what fantasy land you live in but it certainly doesn't reflect the reality that has been documented this last decade. Are those who survived these conditions and actually got paid happy they came home ? I hope for them they did but that wasn't the case for every one, many lost their lives building these stadiums and hotels, more so than any other cup before.
      And western countries have these things called legal immigration and refugee status but you actually have to qualify for those rather than enter illegally through dangerous transport methods.

    • Ali Hussain
      Ali Hussain Před měsícem

      The world cup is in the middle east for the first time and it has been wonderful. Arab people and Muslims all around the world are happy and proud. The south Asian workers who built the places came on Planes, work very hard and take the money they earn back home to their families and build themselves a better life in their home countries. Meanwhile you self righteous snobs have your illegal immigrants come by boats or crossing multiple borders on foot, work under the table with no hope of going back home. Which is better? Dummies

  • S Y A
    S Y A Před 2 měsíci +4

    100% true, and we all just ignored it to watch the game.
    The NERVE of him saying Alhamdullilah!!! As a Muslim, I’m so so so offended.

  • keskidi
    keskidi Před měsícem +1

    I love how you obliterated David Beckham

  • koppzerrr
    koppzerrr Před měsícem +1

    23:32 Don't know if should be impressed by him predicting exactly at what stage England will be eliminated in but then again it's England 💀

  • vicpz1
    vicpz1 Před měsícem +3

    John Oliver was not too far off. England was indeed knocked out in quarter finals, except PKs was not necessary.

    • Yavuz Kırat
      Yavuz Kırat Před měsícem +2

      Well they did miss a penalty so he was pretty close lol

  • Christine
    Christine Před 2 měsíci +1447

    My mom was deployed to Qatar when I was younger, and she used to write home and tell us about how birds would just fall out of the sky dead when they hit these pockets of particularly strong heat. I can't even begin to imagine laboring there.

    • beetle bob
      beetle bob Před 2 měsíci

      What i wrote was a complete sentence. Two of them, as a matter of fact. What the fuck are you on about? Learn to read, i guess. 🤷

    • Kris LV
      Kris LV Před 2 měsíci

      They have been there for 50 years…why do you guys care all of the sudden

    • Nada Sai
      Nada Sai Před 2 měsíci +3

      dude I've lived in Saudi Arabia my whole life and I've never seen birds falling from the sky, the hell you talking about? describing countries in this way is very "othering" and harmful. Stop.

    • Mar C.
      Mar C. Před 2 měsíci

      @Aziz Nasser There is no record of any other U.S. bases in Qatar. And they label it an international base. What others are there?

    • Aziz Nasser
      Aziz Nasser Před 2 měsíci

      @Mar C. Wrong am afraid, AlUdais is the largest US force base in the region.

  • SlovakiaCountryBall
    SlovakiaCountryBall Před měsícem +1

    Fantastic World Cup. Probably the best final in history or close to it.

  • miche de pain
    miche de pain Před měsícem

    "Knocked out in the quarter finals on penalty" hahaha it's almost how they got kicked out

  • Carmen Juarez
    Carmen Juarez Před měsícem +2

    He was right about England tho

  • Stefano
    Stefano Před měsícem +5

    Slowly, step by step, John, how about if you start speaking also about truly and genuinely good, positive things, with the same accuracy and the same enthusiasm? And, of course, with the same exhilarating humour? It would be GREAT to say the least!

  • Skaffen
    Skaffen Před měsícem +8

    " I love being in the middle of nowhere "
    " That's my home but ok "

  • Noor Hamad
    Noor Hamad Před měsícem +1

    This makes me want to go down the streets and ask these workers..

  • Gia Scott-Heron
    Gia Scott-Heron Před 2 měsíci +5

    Yo! The fact that there were so many red flags 🚩 and it STILL didn’t stop FIFA from green lighting the bid 🤦🏾‍♀️
    Plus the cost of developing the infrastructure to host the games…it makes me wonder why a country would want to host at all. I heard that many times the host country rarely makes a profit for hosting these games. 🤨

  • Just Looking
    Just Looking Před 2 měsíci +2

    All I hear in my head all night is ……how much I LOVE …..

  • Kani Ou
    Kani Ou Před 2 měsíci +1321

    "A cartel-like group of scumbags and assorted criminals who ocassionaly put on soccer matches." This is by far the best FIFA's description I've ever heard of.

    • Lissy London
      Lissy London Před 2 měsíci +2

      Can we put that on the google and wiki page as the descriptor?

    • Bosna H
      Bosna H Před 2 měsíci

      @Spider-ling yeah america is so nice that they cant even fix the potholes in their infrastructure. Holland is the grandfather of america. america only seems the land to live but in reality it really isnt

    • Christian Dauz
      Christian Dauz Před 2 měsíci

      Jan 6th, Rampant Mass Shootings, Bail is a Crime Against Humanity, Cars are the main focused of transportation, etc
      John points out all the horrific parts of the US all the fucking tine retards
      Swedish cops have never killed a child. US cops kill 200 a year!

    • GLOW UP
      GLOW UP Před 2 měsíci +2

      Just like Olympics and super bowls

    • Qasim Choudhery
      Qasim Choudhery Před 2 měsíci

      @Spider-ling Irrelevant again. If no country is innocent because they gave a kid a papercut, then America is the most guilty for having killed the kid in the first place. Not only that, America's crimes are ongoing and unlike other countries, it didn't pay reparations.
      China has not committed Uyghur genocide as your western conspiracy theory states, and in fact not a single dead body has been found from this so called "genocide".
      So again, claiming that no country is innocent is irrelevant when the USA not only doesn't pay for it's crimes, but it continues to commit them. America is objectively several times more racist as western studies themselves have shown, and women are abused far less in Muslim countries. But it doesn't matter because you still don't seem to understand what I've said many times already. It doesn't matter how good of a life one gets in the USA because it's all based on plunder and genocide of a continent, something that most countries haven't actually done. So yeah, most countries actually ARE innocent, it's just the USA that is guilty.

  • Lesley Allerby
    Lesley Allerby Před měsícem +2

    Wonder at the carbon footprint of building a new city in the desert just for a few ball games?

  • Ryan Chiu
    Ryan Chiu Před 2 měsíci +5

    I laughed too hard in this video non stop laughing.

  • Shane O Dwyer
    Shane O Dwyer Před měsícem +1

    F.I.F.A. truly are ridiculously pompous and grandiose, but this time they truly have surpassed themselves in terms of amorality, greed and corruption. The competition is tarnished completely

  • Sales Technical
    Sales Technical Před měsícem

    Please do an episode on how many uk citizens were arrested when they said Charles is not my king. How many were arrested for holding up a paper saying charles is not my king

  • Brandon Wei
    Brandon Wei Před 2 měsíci +1116

    I want an hour of John mocking Beckham.

    • Davido Fergals
      Davido Fergals Před 2 měsíci +1

      @troy arrington shut up fool.

    • troy arrington
      troy arrington Před 2 měsíci

      @Davido Fergals dude you got ate up in the comments. And for good reason lol why did you even come back

    • perplexed
      perplexed Před 2 měsíci +2

      for MORE of John Oliver commentary on the World Cup (including another shot at Beckham and a poetic narration of Harry Kane's and Declan Rice's post-goal kiss), search “Men in Blazers John Oliver” on youtube >>> do watch and share, it's AWESOME, even better than this episode !!!
      full title: John Oliver, Matthew Rhys & Kelley O'Hara Preview World Cup 2022 | Men in Blazers Live in NYC

    • Davido Fergals
      Davido Fergals Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Ecne Lovelam I'd rather be a nobody than have that face and be British.

    • Ecne Lovelam
      Ecne Lovelam Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Davido Fergals and you're a nobody compared to John. Yet we still let you live. We're just magnanimous that way.

  • Mike Conley
    Mike Conley Před měsícem

    Ah, well. There was a really nice penalty kick there, though.

  • Nrupen Chudasma
    Nrupen Chudasma Před měsícem

    John... need your picture watching England knocked out of world cup in quater finals, again. England has record for loosing in world cup quarter finals. ONE LOVE.

  • TheScrabbleKing
    TheScrabbleKing Před měsícem +2

    23:30 Got everything but the pens part right

  • Liam McManaman
    Liam McManaman Před měsícem

    so close John! England got knocked out in the quarter final because Harry Kane missed a penalty

  • Selena N
    Selena N Před měsícem +4

    This entire video made me so angry. How can this be happening?

  • Nicholas Garcia
    Nicholas Garcia Před měsícem +3

    Good for fifa for bringing attention to this. Let's take care of our problems before we judge others and stick our noses in cultures that we don't understand.

  • Daniel Grabowski
    Daniel Grabowski Před měsícem +5

    Sadly back here after the Grant Wahl "passing." Please do a follow-up John.

  • AceChampElite
    AceChampElite Před měsícem +4

    4:35 revisit this after the sudden death of Grant Wahl due to natural causes while covering the World Cup in Qatar

  • Ned Noah
    Ned Noah Před 2 měsíci +1339

    I lived in qatar when I was younger for several years and have witnessed this "slavery" first hand, and it's true. I remember seeing 20-30-40 dudes living in a small dirty trailer outside of construction sites and seeing them working outside in the blistering heat and hearing stories regularly about people dying on the job. It's heartbreaking. I remember feeling so bad for those people it made me cry and decide from a young age I want to change the world and help those people and all people in shitty situations. Treat others the way you'd like to be treated and be the way you'd like others to be.

    • Diane
      Diane Před měsícem

      @Mohammed Saad Why do Arabs always deflect to China. Because there are issues in other countries the gulf can't be criticized? Perhaps if you guys accepted the corruption in your countries, you would progress?

    • HDD
      HDD Před 2 měsíci

      @P Harger I’m also wondering about other things, like how many workers died at oil rigs or gas processing plants? (Much more dangerous working conditions btw), and how many workers (mostly poor or immigrants) die in freezing working conditions in Northern Europe?! There’s also the neglected role of the those countries the workers are coming from, aren’t they exploiting them too when they drain them out of money at home just to get to Qatar? Aren’t they silent about their treatment?

    • P Harger
      P Harger Před 2 měsíci

      @HDDyes exactly…. I’m just wondering what Qatar did or didn’t do that all of a sudden the world sees their human rights issues…. could it be their refusal or inability to increase the sale of gas to EU at reduced price…? we’ve been chummy pals with them for 40 years and suddenly…

    • Lesley Spencer
      Lesley Spencer Před 2 měsíci

      ​@Ned Noah Of course it matters what you call it, because how we define things impacts what we do about them. Most who are saying it's not slavery are trying to minimize it, implying that it's not as bad as "real slavery." Of course it's fucked up, no one's saying it's not. But calling things what they are is necessary.

    • Ned Noah
      Ned Noah Před 2 měsíci

      @Lesley Spencer @Jürg Nobs You are arguing about semantics. It doest matter what you call it, the point is that it's fucked up

  • jay pee
    jay pee Před měsícem +1

    John got the england losing in the quarter finals right.. damnn

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      Tele-gram👉@Bhavss14 Před měsícem

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  • Flingo
    Flingo Před měsícem +18

    I was in Dubai at the airport years ago, and was put on a bus for 30 minutes in 50+ degree heat with my toddler. He People were fainting walking up the stairs to the plane. I can’t imagine the horror these people went through.

  • orainiaa
    orainiaa Před měsícem +6

    Great job Qatar in hosting WC 2022 👏

  • NS
    NS Před měsícem +3

    btw for the people who dont follow football the reason they are whining is something john didnt say its that qatar won against england to host the wc 2022 so fifa embarrased england when they lost the bid

  • Chris Swanson
    Chris Swanson Před 2 měsíci +800

    I love how shocked that one Qatari sport agency leader was when he said "you actually went there?"

    • Arabic4Beautiful
      Arabic4Beautiful Před 2 měsíci

      That's what's so concerning. You know that sinister man went and punished all of the people there ---especially anybody who spoke to the journalists.

    • Lee Viajero
      Lee Viajero Před 2 měsíci +6

      @MrZer093 Surely, there were no canapes and sparkling water? Why would you EVER go there? Don't you understand the unspoken rules? We provide you a 4 star experience, and you give us a 4 star review!

    • Chris Swanson
      Chris Swanson Před 2 měsíci +10

      @MrZer093 it does have that sort of "I wouldn't want to go see it, so why would you?" vibe

    • MrZer093
      MrZer093 Před 2 měsíci +21

      I was under the impression that it was more “wait why would you want to go there? It’s a shithole!” and is in such an elitist bubble in an authoritarian state that he doesn’t even comprehend a journalist doing anything other than a puff piece

    • Patrick Corcoran
      Patrick Corcoran Před 2 měsíci +23

      @Marx Ilagan I assume it was less of a "fired" situation and more of a "driven into the desert, forced to dig their own graves and shot in the back of the head" situation.

  • Eric Boyle
    Eric Boyle Před měsícem +92

    Great story. He should do an update given everything that has happened since the tournament started like FIFA bowing to pressure from Qatar on the armbands!

    • Adrian Mei
      Adrian Mei Před měsícem +1

      @ChristianMission This video is for the American audience who know much more about China than Qatar. Also most Americans don't really care too much about the World Cup, which is why he's covering this topic

    • ChristianMission
      ChristianMission Před měsícem +4

      all the biggest sporting events have at some point been held in dictatorships, China had the Olympics in 2008 and 2022 but didn't receive any systemic criticisms for its human rights abuses like Qatar has.

    • adad
      adad Před měsícem

      GOod shit. Glad FIFA kicked Rainbow teams out of the World Cup. GO FUCK home England and Germany!

    • Ali Hussain
      Ali Hussain Před měsícem

      @Fantastic Beck of course I did, twice.

    • Fantastic Beck
      Fantastic Beck Před měsícem

      @Ali Hussain did you even watch the video?

  • Dr. James Olack
    Dr. James Olack Před měsícem

    Holy shit, that escalated quickly!

  • Sagiv Boniel
    Sagiv Boniel Před měsícem +30

    "Cheering on England until they're inevitably knocked out in the quarter-finals on penalties" this aged like a fine wine

    • Oracle
      Oracle  Před měsícem +1

      @Sagiv Boniel But they also scored a penalty aswell..

    • Sagiv Boniel
      Sagiv Boniel Před měsícem

      @pepe the frog poops on the far right and they missed a penalty in it

    • pepe the frog poops on the far right
      pepe the frog poops on the far right Před měsícem

      not exactly, they didn't loose on penalties (a penalty shootout) but they did indeed bow out in the quater finals

  • Jon Munoz
    Jon Munoz Před měsícem

    How did he all of the sudden turn into Jonathan Ross when imitating Beckham lol

  • Morpheus
    Morpheus Před 2 měsíci +1948

    There are few things in life as satisfying as watching a Brit mocking another Brit's British accent.

    • UltimaPowers
      UltimaPowers Před měsícem

      @kt Soccer is a British word originally, it's short for Association Football.

    • jeorge bennett watson
      jeorge bennett watson Před měsícem

      That had me wheezing.

    • Pokemon Pro
      Pokemon Pro Před měsícem

      It was the only part I laughed at the show.. Hahahah!

    • steven cooke
      steven cooke Před měsícem +2

      Beckham deserves all the abuse that can be levelled at him.

    • Yetti
      Yetti Před měsícem

      @brmbkl2015 british fuck

  • Brandon Perales
    Brandon Perales Před měsícem

    You ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO. Play the celebration people after making a DONALD LOST AGAIN joke... Then play it in reverse on a toilet paper can't flush the toilet joke and everyone leaves store in mass