FIFA, the governing body of world football, has essentially put an end to one night stands amongst fans during the month-long extravaganza that is the FIFA World Cup 2022.
FANS WANTING TO EXPERIENCE FIFA WORLD CUP AT QATAR WILL HAVE TO PREPARE FOR A RESTRAINED EXPERIENCE
The 2022 version of the event is the first to take place in a predominantly Muslim nation. Qatar, the host of the event, is a conservative nation. As sex outside marriage and homosexuality of any kind is frowned upon by the nation, the fans arriving to enjoy the greatest periodic event of world football would have to miss out on some extra fun.
Dailystar UK mentioned a police source who reportedly conveyed: “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.”
Public displays of affection, even amongst married couples, and the consumption of alcocholic beverages in public are prohibited as well, and it is certain that fans, who usually stay in a carnivalesque mood throughout the tournament, would experience a heavily tame and restrained FIFA World Cup this time around.
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THE 2022 EDITION IS THE FINAL 32-TEAM FIFA WORLD CUP EVENT
The 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup will begin on 21st November and end on 18th December. Usually held in summer, Qatar’s unbearable summer temperature has led this year’s mega-event to be shifted to the more temperate winter months. This is the first World Cup to be held in the Arab circle, and the second in Asia. As the 2026 World Cup is scheduled to have 48 times, this will be the last 32-nation World Cup tournament.
The 2022 World Cup has proved to be a huge PR roadblock for FIFA, especially due to humanitarian concerns on the condition of migrant workers extensively utilized in creation of stadiums specially built for the event. Qatar’s rejection of homosexuality has also sparked outrage amongst fans and celebrities alike.