The 2022 Qatar World Cup will be the first-ever with a sex ban for players and fans with defaulters to be sentenced to seven years in prison.
Public drinking, parties, and other social events would also not be allowed during the tournament in the predominantly Muslim country. According to the Daily Star, the country plans to enforce the ban and not exclude foreign fans who would be in the country for the duration of the tournament.
“S*x 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 s*x ban in place at this year’s World Cup for the first time ever. Fans need to be prepared,” a police source was quoted as stating.
Apart from a law against drinking in public and s*x between unmarried people, Qatar also forbids anyone from being publicly intoxicated. Public display of affection between men and women, even if married, is also a crime, and one should not be caught wearing revealing clothing in public.