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What can LGBTQ football fans expect at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?

World Cup organizers expect a total of 1.2 million fans to travel to Qatar for the 2022 football tournament – the first time it has been hosted in a Middle Eastern country in the event’s 92-year history. Each of these visitors, insists the leader of the Persian Gulf state, is welcome.

But for LGBTQ fans, that may not be immediately obvious. Same-sex sexual activity in Qatar is punishable by imprisonment and potentially – although it is never known that it has been committed – even the death penalty.

Here’s our quick guide to what LGBTQ football fans visiting Qatar can expect.

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