The World Cup is both a sporting event and an international celebration. For many fans, alcohol plays an important role. This applies to stadiums and bars that are open early or late to watch the game.
But his 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be unlike any other. Just two days before his first match of the tournament in the Muslim country, officials made a surprise announcement that fans would not be allowed to drink beer at his stadium in his eighth World Cup in the country.
If one of the visitors is caught with dr*gs, they face a fine of €51,000 and imprisonment from 7 to 15 years.For example, if one of your visitors is caught with drugs, you can face a fine of €51,000 and imprisonment from 7 to 15 years.
Another rule is that women are not allowed to wear plunging necklines and must cover their shoulders. Also, clothing should be either knee-length trousers or long dresses.
Another rule visitors should keep in mind is that displays of affection are frowned upon in this country. So fans should watch out for moments of joy. It should also be noted that sexual relations outside of marriage are punishable by up to seven years in prison for her.
Citing Qatari law, the Library of Congress noted that visitors to Qatar could also face stiff penalties for “indecency and sexual intercourse outside of marriage.”
“Homosexuality is criminalized in Qatar,” the foreign ministry said.
In an overview of the host country controversy, Becky Sullivan of NPR said, “Supporters say Qatar’s LGBTQ people face conversion therapy, harassment from authorities and imprisonment.
Reports like this have fueled outrage, and authorities are under scrutiny over how they deal with her LGBTQ fans and icons.
Charges range from fines or six months’ imprisonment for those who engage in “immoral” acts or gestures in public, to up to seven years’ imprisonment for those who engage in extramarital sex. Public debauchery can also be punishable by up to three years in prison, according to the Library of Congress.
Pregnant fans traveling to Qatar for the World Cup should be ready to show their marriage certificate if they need prenatal care there, the foreign ministry said.
Another of the most controversial issues was that same-sex relationships were not approved. Fans have been warned not to wear anything that represents the LGTB community in public.
Alcohol is strictly regulated in Qatar, and customs officials are under orders to confiscate alcohol that visitors attempt to bring into the country.
“Alcoholic drinks are part of the FIFA World Cup, so we’re going to have them,” then-FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said back in 2012. “Excuse me if I sound a bit arrogant but that’s something we won’t negotiate.”
But it was then. In Qatar, regular fans are not allowed to drink alcohol at matches. Only spectators in the stadium’s finest luxury suites have easy access to alcohol. Outside the stadiums, fans can continue to drink at dedicated World Cup venues and specially licensed restaurants, bars and hotels across the country.
Public drinking is generally illegal in Qatar and is a crime punishable by up to six months in prison and fines of $800 or more, according to the Library of Congress. Authorities said anyone smuggling alcohol into the country could face up to three years in prison.