Qatar has banned football players and fans from doing sex outside marriage during the 2022 FIFA World Cup contest in the Gulf state later this year.
The ban applies to both Qatar nationals and outsiders attending the world’s greatest football event from November 21st to December eighteenth, as per reports.
English media source Daily Star announced that FIFA authorities cautioned that “no exemptions will be made,” accentuating that casual hookups could prompt seven years’ imprisonment.
Foreign nationals attending the competition will likewise have to comply to the Qatari laws, like the criminalization of public intoxication. Drinking and celebrating after matches is prohibited.
“Sex is very much off the menu, unless you are coming as a married couple. There definitely will be no one-night stands at this tournament,” a police source was quoted as saying.
“There is essentially a sex ban in place at this year’s World Cup for the first time ever. Fans need to be prepared.”
Qatar laws which depend on Islamic lawful practice characterize sex outside marriage, pregnancy out of wedlock, and adultery as crimes punishable by imprisonment.