New Delhi: The FIFA World Cup 2022 is starting from 20 November. This time the World Cup will be played in Qatar. Out of 32 teams participating in the World Cup, 20 teams will have warm-up matches. Football fans from all over the world have already started gathering in Qatar. But this World Cup is not going to be like the earlier FIFA World Cups. Fans coming to Qatar in search of fun and passion may be disappointed. While the players will have to face extreme heat in the tournament, there are many restrictions on the fans as well.
strict rules regarding alcohol
Qatar has very strict rules. If not accepted, the fans will have to pay a heavy fine. Organizers said alcohol is served in licensed restaurants and many hotels across the country and will also be made available in fan zones at certain times. But fans cannot drink alcohol at any public place.
Around 1.2 million people are expected to visit Qatar ahead of the tournament starting on November 20. In such a situation, keeping the fans under control on such a large scale will also be a challenging task for the Qatar Police.
Female fans will not get a chance to have fun
Women are prohibited from wearing tight clothes in Qatar. Female fans must cover the upper part of their body. Also, they will not be allowed to wear clothes above the knee. Women fans will have to come in full clothes in the stadium. Sex outside marriage is illegal in Qatar. So couples who book hotel rooms together are already breaking the law. Same-sex conduct is punishable by up to seven years in prison.
Taking photographs without permission, teasing, abusing and arguing can also land footy fans in jail. If any fan tries to bring pork meat, porn or sex toys, he will be jailed.
Many types of restrictions on mail fans too
There are many restrictions on mail fans as well. It is not allowed to take off the shirt in the fans stadium. Men are allowed to wear long cargo pants and light chinos. Statistics show that soccer stadiums become sex assault hot spots when alcohol-soaked crowds attend big games during tournaments. But thousands of female fans who traveled to the Muslim Gulf state in November have been warned they face prosecution if they report crimes.