DOHA -(MaraviPost)-Qatar has announced that extra-marital sex amongst fans and players attending the upcoming FIFA World Cup in the country is prohibited and attendees risk seven years prison sentence.

The country disclosed the news in a statement adding that the sex ban will not exclude foreign fans who would be in the country for the duration of the tournament.

DOHA, QATAR -(Photo by Christopher Pike/Getty Images for Supreme Committee 2022)

The Daily Star quoted UK police saying: “Sex is very much off the menu, unless you are coming as a husband and wife. There definitely will be no one-night stands at this tournament and no partying.

“Everyone needs to keep their heads up unless they want to risk being stuck in prison. There is essentially a sex ban in place at this year’s World Cup for the first time ever. Fans need to be prepared.”

The predominantly Muslim country added that drinking in public is also illegal and they football lovers may face death penalty if found smuggling drugs into the country.

In 2021, FIFA petitioned football fans attending the game to respect the culture by refraining from any sexual activities during the event.

The football governing body added the game will be open to everyone and all cultures.

However, the chairman of the local organizing committee Nasser Al-Khater said homosexuality is also not allowed in the region but he promised that LGTBIQ+ fans will be allowed to attend the matches.

On the other end, the Football Association revealed that it is considering banning rainbow flags at games despite declaring that the safety and security of every single fan is of the utmost importance to the country throughout the event.

Football lovers across the world have expressed worry over the strict and scary consequences in the Sharia Law-abiding country for doing everyday things accepted at and after games in various parts of the world.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar from November 21 to December 18 2022 with a total of 32 teams, including the hosts countries.

This will be the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world, and the second held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament that was held in South Korea and Japan.

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