What Qatar’s religious laws mean for the 2022 World Cup – BBC News

What Qatar’s religious laws mean for the 2022 World Cup – BBC News

The eyes of the world are on Qatar, as it prepares to host the football World Cup.

While the tournament organisers are keen to highlight a fun and modern nation to global audiences, the country’s bedrock is its cultural and religious traditionalism, which includes laws which prohibit homosexuality, and curtail women’s freedoms through male guardianship rules.

As a result, the excitement for many is not shared by all in Qatar, with some expressing fears that a successful World Cup could make it even less likely that Qatari society will change.

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