An auction featuring football shirts signed by the Dutch World Cup team last year, which raised a total of €380,000, has yet to reach its intended beneficiaries – the migrant workers who

constructed the stadiums, as reported by RTL Nieuws.

Of the sum raised, €150,000 has been accounted for as expenses, including a charge of €100 per shirt by the Dutch football association KNVB, imposed on the organizers, RTL disclosed.

At the time, Dutch captain Virgil van Dijk expressed the players' desire to make a tangible contribution, while the KNVB commended the amount raised, asserting it would be used entirely to enhance the conditions of migrant laborers in Qatar.

The charity auction was coordinated by Amsterdam-based company MatchWornShirt (MWS), which collaborates with numerous football clubs, including Paris Saint Germain and Bayern Munchen.

However, RTL revealed that MWS only transferred €228,976.67 to Mondiaal FNV, the union agency entrusted with identifying a project in Qatar to support.

Tijmen Zonderwijk, the owner of MWS, explained to RTL that their company, like any other, incurs operational expenses, necessitating the retention of a portion of the proceeds.

Mondiaal FNV has enlisted the assistance of the international labor organization BWI in identifying a worthy recipient for the funds and anticipates identifying a project shortly. Photo by Strologoff, Wikimedia commons.