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Qatar will allow LGBTQ support in the World Cup

Wed 09 December 2020 | 11:31

FIFA was concerned about sexual minority rights in the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the officials have assured them.

Qatar

will host the 2022

World Cup

and FIFA was concerned that the law of Qatar which is against the rights of LGBTQ+ rights would affect the sexual minorities who wish to go to the World Cup.

However, the Qatar officials have assured the FIFA that supports of the LGBTQ+ community, campaigns would not be neglected in Qatar.

"When it comes to the rainbow flags in the stadiums, FIFA have their own guidelines, they have their rules and regulations," 2022 World Cup chief executive Nasser Al-Khater told the AP. "Whatever they may be, we will respect them."

"What it doesn't do is help the

LGBTQ+

Qatari community," said Chris Paouros, a member of the English Football Association's inclusion advisory board.

"It's great for us to be able to go and put our flags up in the stadium, and that's wonderful during a World Cup... But ultimately we do this work because we want to make sure that everybody can be free to be who they are and if you're a Qatari and you're not able to, then it just feels like window dressing."

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