World Cup Fans Face Crackdown In Qatar: No Public Drunkenness, PDA, Gay Sex

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“What else is in the World Cup?”

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it’s going to be very different world Cup next year for football fans Queue, where drinking in public would be strictly prohibited, and PDA would be strictly curtailed in the Muslim nation.

As one critic quipped: “What else is in the World Cup?”

Football governing body FIFA chief Gianni Infantino on Sunday encouraged members of the LGBTQ community to participate in the World Cup. ,everyone is welcome“In the next November 21 to December 18 program, he said.

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But this could be a problem.

,Homosexuality is illegal in QatarQatari Foreign Office warned. The Qatari legal code calls for a prison sentence of up to three years for “inciting, inciting or abetting any man in any way”. committing sodomy or extravagance … or committing illegal or immoral acts,

As for heterosexual couples, they can “hold hands” in Qatar, but no more in public. “Showing Affection and intimacy are openly insulted in publicAccording to the Qatar Tourism Authority, “.

In a clear nod to Western sports fans, women can wear shorts and skirts, and swimsuits on the beaches, the London Times reported. But both men and women must wear conservative clothing in government buildings, museums and markets.

“Visitors (men as well as women) are expected to show respect for the local culture by avoiding excessive disclosure of clothing in public,” the tourism authority said. “It is generally recommended for men and women Make sure their shoulders and knees are covered.,

Alcohol will be sold in “fan zones” and parts of stadiums at the World Cup, but some areas will remain alcohol-free. Drinking and behaving intoxicated in public is strictly prohibited and can Resulting in prison sentence of up to six monthsAccording to the Qatari Foreign Office, The Independent reported.

Sanctions are sure to be a big issue at the international event, which will likely attract thousands of international football fans who have a remarkable reputation for being rowdy, raucous – and drunk.

Concerns are especially high for members of the LGBTQ community and heartfelt partying female sports fans. It is illegal in the ultra-Orthodox nation to have sex outside of marriage and the migrant women who become Marriage risk pregnant out of confinement.

At the end of last year, female airplane passengers, including citizens of New Zealand, Australia and the UK, were Strip-searched and forced to submit vaginal exam Newborn found abandoned at Doha airport. Qatari officials were initially stunned by the ensuing outrage.

The pending culture conflict is one of the controversies surrounding the Qatar World Cup.

The country’s bid for the cup was rated poorly from the start in a report for FIFA.

The nation had no football tradition and a small football spectator, no stadium that can host the competition, And was so hot during normal world cup competition The program will have to choose a new time of year, wreaking havoc with sporting schedules around the world, the preliminary assessment warned.

Qatar has also been strongly criticized by the international community for human rights abuses, particularly in relation to its army of migrant workers.

Despite all odds, FIFA’s executive committee voted Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup in 2010 – over the US and Australia – after Members were paid millions of dollars in bribesAccording to the US Department of Justice. The committee also chose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup that year in a vote that had been tampered with by bribery, US prosecutors alleged.

Qatar is almost done Eight stadiums needed to use the cup Migrant laborers in substandard, oppressive conditions Human rights organizations have compared Slavery, At least 50 migrant workers died in workplace accidents last year And some 500 were seriously injured.

At least 14 FIFA leaders arrested By Swiss police working closely with US authorities in a dramatic scene at the Association’s annual meeting in Zurich in May 2015. According to officials, the action was taken by the US after the World Cup was lured by bribes.

A series of court cases in the Eastern District of New York have exposed decades of wire fraud, money laundering and racketeering in international football related to illegal payments in connection with venue choice, marketing and tournament contracts.

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