Qatar Government Bans Sex During World Cup For Both Players And Fans, Says Violators Could Face Seven Years In Jail.

The Qatar government has banned sex-outside-marriage by players and fans during the forthcoming 2022 World Cup tournament and prescribed seven years’ imprisonment for anyone who is found guilty of the directive.

The country prohibits anyone from having sex outside of marriage, and World Cup fans are by no means exempted from this.

Qatar also has a strict “no drinking in public” law; moreover, the country prohibits anyone from being publicly intoxicated.

Public affection between men and women is also a crime, and one is not to wear excessively revealing clothing in public.

Following the country's stance over LGBTQ or the alleged human rights violation, Qatar has been in the news over certain social issues for a long time. Now, the country has reportedly issued a ban on one-night stands during the course of the World Cup.

The World Cup is football’s global celebration, is notorious for its drinking and party culture after matches, however, that won't be the case as the rules in Qatar could be very strict.

According to the Daily Star, there have been reports of fans with different surnames being held from booking and sharing the same room, with very strict and scary consequences if you are caught. There is a feeling this could be a very bad tournament ­indeed for fans.

Meanwhile, a police source was quoted in the British press saying that “sex is not the order of the day, unless you come as a couple.”

“There will certainly be no one-night stands at this tournament. There will be no partying at all, really. Everyone has to keep a cool head, unless they want to risk going to jail. For the first time in the history of the World Cup, sex is banned. Fans need to be prepared.”

A few weeks ago, the Emir of Qatar explained that “everyone is welcome” at the tournament. “We don’t prevent anyone from coming to Doha with different backgrounds, different beliefs, Qatar is a very welcoming country.

“We have millions of people who come to visit our country and the World Cup is a great opportunity for people from different parts of the world to come and discover our culture,” said Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.

The World football governing body FIFA had earlier assured that "all fans are welcome" at the upcoming tournament, however, there have been growing speculations that might not necessarily be the case with the tough regulations. Nasser al-Khater, the chief executive of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar, shared, "The safety and security of every fan is of the utmost importance to us."

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