According to several sources during the Qatar World Cup, having sex with anyone other than their spouses can result in up to seven years in jail.
One-night stands could face seven years behind bars if found guilty after Qatar has announced that it will enforce a sex ban ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
The Daily Star says that there have been cases of fans with different surnames being prevented from reserving and sharing a room. After games, the World Cup is known for its drinking and partying, but that won’t be the case in Qatar. “With very strict and scary consequences if you are caught. There is a feeling this could be a very bad tournament indeed for fans,” according to a source.
A police source added, “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.”
Fans of the World Cup are by no means exempt from the nation’s ban on having sex with someone who is not their spouse. In addition to having a strong no-drinking-in-public law, Qatar forbids anyone from being intoxicated in public. A person is not to wear overly revealing clothing in public, and public affection between men and women is also prohibited.
Despite FIFA’s declaration that “all are welcome” at the upcoming tournament, there are growing concerns that this may not necessarily be the case given the strict regulations. “The safety and security of every fan is of the utmost importance to us,” said Nasser al-Khater, the chief executive of the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar.