World Cup: Qatar bans sex, partying for players, fans
The 2022 World Cup host, Qatar, has banned sex and partying for footballers and fans who will be in the Arab country for the 22nd edition of the FIFA competition.
Fans are expected to be on their best behaviour for the event scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022 as Fifa warned that a hardline approach will be taken to ban casual sex at this winter’s tournament in the strict Arab country.
UK Sun reported that anyone caught having one-night stands at Qatar 2022 could face jail term while sex outside of marriage carries a prison sentence of up to seven years in the Middle Eastern country.
A UK-based police source told the Daily Star, “Sex is very much off the menu, unless you are coming as a husband and wife team.
“There definitely will be no one-night stands at this tournament.
“There will be no partying at all really.
“Everyone needs to keep their heads about them, unless they want to risk being stuck in prison.
“There is essentially a sex ban in place at this year’s World Cup for the first time ever. Fans need to be prepared.”
Travelling supporters also need to be aware that – although alcohol is not illegal in Qatar – there is zero tolerance for drinking in public and being drunk in public is a crime.
And they need to know they face the death penalty if they are caught smuggling cocaine to the host nation.
Fifa are determined to keep high-profile games free of the incident after some of this year’s biggest matches were marred by off-field antics.