2153720fae9e93185d8aac7fb7b4c9af

‘One Night Stands’ banned in Qatar during World Cup; Offenders could receive jail sentences

My Football FactsArticles

By Martin Graham | 23rd Jun 2022

The organisers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup continue to roll out rules and regulations that tourists, players and the general public must adhere to during the showpiece event.

These rules are dampening the spirits of fans ahead of the tournament which is shaping up to be the most exciting FIFA World Cup in history. 

The latest rule as disclosed by the local organising committee of the World Cup in Qatar is that ‘one night stands’ or extramarital affairs are prohibited at the tournament which is slated to hold from November 21 to December 18, 2022. Defaulters of this rule will be subject to local Qatar laws and could face prosecution and a seven-year jail sentence. There is also the option of huge fines with lesser punishments, all according to local laws.

Qatar are trying to maintain their status as a deeply religious country but many are seeing this as an infringement of their rights. This rule also comes after many global human rights activists have voiced their displeasure at FIFA for awarding the tournament to the gulf nation, especially for their treatment of women and workers.

Qatar 2022 an opportunity to learn about gulf nations

This is the first World Cup to be hosted in a gulf state (Gulf States include Bahrain, UAE, Qatar etc) and as a result, many, unsurprisingly, are oblivious of the cultural differences in these countries. In these countries, religion and cultural values are taken very seriously and failure to abide by their rules leads to stiff penalties, even if you are a visitor on business or as a tourist.

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) of Qatar 2022 has announced in a written statement that, “Qatar is a conservative country and public displays of affection are frowned upon regardless of sexual orientation”. These announcement has especially not gone down well with United Kingdom nations, with some Welsh football staff planning a boycott of the tournament due to the country’s strong stance on gay rights.

The governments of the UK are also concerned that its citizens would be restricted from doing ‘natural’ things during the Mundial.

“Sex is very much off the menu unless you are coming as a husband and wife team,” said a police informant from Qatar in an interview with the Daily Star. “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,” advised the police informant.

Martin Graham is an MFF sports writer

49bbc1eaeb90f82ac5955914a0b30947
Sickness bug hits Brazil camp at the Qatar World Cup
76635b1fd72ca5393affe8ac4ca51d0b
£186 million transfer offer arrives for Cristiano Ronaldo
Cf3cbfeaccf36129e6b932c35e0a6a8a
Deschamps praises Mbappe influence on France squad
3e94b72d35b37d3bf725dfeaf85bbfec
Article: Online Betting on Football
7d85e7af1542a944837a33d7f00ab2fd
Qatar 2022: Kevin De Bruyne downplays Belgium challenge for title
12fe9545e266f7efeb22ded240507ec9
Aliou Cisse says an African country could win the World Cup
8196d1b3f492b66bfd2e699a66d0bacf
Harry Kane focuses on positives from England draw against USA despite boos
Bacf2783cd1bf8f2f0205ee8046fe6ee
Coady Gakpo attracts more attention following stunning World Cup goal
9af348dd3533f80d27d69435cf760f19
Bukayo Saka credits Arsenal and England for support following Euro 2020 penalty miss
7da93e0437c0613c52b0d0df3d7408ec
England not looking to escalate World Cup demonstrations
Ce086865ab6ebd9ce6153d58c96075ea
Matt Turner wary of Bukayo Saka's threat against USA
C0456146606d626cf814670ee149ea92
Germany deserved to lose - Thomas Muller
923fbbb7671dca9f0b5ac8d0b7443847
Manchester United sale: Sir Jim Ratcliffe to bid for the club
4a256249032e28e1cc8ae4bbf1447cfb
Manchester City and Guardiola extend partnership until 2025
Fd59245cd6d806b9737a6e80c0f372ef
Memphis Depay unsure of Barcelona future
B6663f5037ecb2e5bcc664677ee8989c
Cristiano Ronaldo responds to statement after Manchester United departure
594d0be345f883af2f51ecb55c0a93a1
How to Stream Football Games on Any Device
Bba744384dd7630198f9a563b6c664ac
Studying the Most Popular Football Betting Strategies and How to Use Them
6429b8934b7009c434eaecfb139f17fb
Ian Wright praises Saka after brilliant display against Iran
5bdb4d0f8fa6906c58dacb87878d539d
Real Madrid plot transfer move for Chelsea's Kai Havertz
6a77e3877fbce0a1469328d3a2a8f735
Marco Asensio denies rumours of a move to Barcelona
374e679d96a59f441b751a91677b86de
Saudi Arabia declare public holiday after stunning win against Argentina
16d67a642645340b41583bc3d7e90e6c
Rudiger believes Germany can win the World Cup in Qatar
06ef750f11a939c1312f13ca506f8ef9
Harry Kane relaxed about surpassing Wayne Rooney's England record
25ecd7b2fddfa722e40ff2becc53c2df
Martinelli shuts down doubters with confident statement on World Cup call-up
2231e424c504992df6d63a474482e298
Harry Kane left "disappointed" after FIFA warning against OneLove armband
76b794d1d1720efab670997be320d438
Article: Three Highest-Scoring FIFA World Cups this Millennium
A934f25b19cdf0b3a1908bc2f4c7e46b
Valencia stars as Ecuador claim first win over World Cup hosts Qatar
7a3fc5b2f453066938eecb018e148fab
Frenkie De Jong opens up on summer debacle with Barcelona
E594d90d84a54ac3a278d454ac7e4ad4
Man City to tempt Toni Kroos with £230,000-a-week wages
437d20effaad88d20e23b38d56e009bc
Smith-Rowe rues injury woes amid Arsenal title challenge
8f13b2cac10cddac1e9c671078e13c52
Lionel Messi and Argentina teammates choose Qatar's dorms over a five-star hotel
3d348c56a0a1e2721735a6bed9ab62a8
Manchester United to cancel Ronaldo's £16 million contract
65b89554c222959d9879bebb8205caaf
Mbappe yet to reach full potential, PSG chief says
512a600aafdf47a82a846c7717a88b5f
Frenkie de Jong advised to join Liverpool over Man Utd and Chelsea
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
Archives
Back To Top