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World Cup 2022: What to do, see and eat in Qatar
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World Cup 2022: What to do, see and eat in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar —  It was 115 degrees on the summer day I arrived in Qatar. That answered my first question: Why had FIFA, among the most hidebound and conservative of international sports bodies, agreed to buck nearly a century of tradition by playing the World Cup in the winter? The second question was a bit more...

World Cup 2022: Australia players criticise human rights record of hosts Qatar in video
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World Cup 2022: Australia players criticise human rights record of hosts Qatar in video

Former Brighton and Arsenal goalkeeper Mat Ryan features in the video Australia have released a collective statement against Qatar’s human rights record, becoming the first 2022 World Cup team to do so. The video message criticises the World Cup hosts’ treatment of migrant workers and LGBTQ+ people. Football Australia also released a statement saying the...

Australia becomes first World Cup team to criticise Qatar’s human rights record | World News
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Australia becomes first World Cup team to criticise Qatar’s human rights record | World News

Australia has become the first team to release a group statement criticising Qatar for its poor human rights record. Addressing the issue in a video, 16 players, including ex-Arsenal and Brighton goalkeeper Matt Ryan, took aim at the host nation’s treatment of migrant workers and the LGBTQ+ community. “There are universal values that should define...

Qatar’s mandatory Covid app during the World Cup is scary as hell
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Qatar’s mandatory Covid app during the World Cup is scary as hell

The 2022 Qatar World Cup is an exercise in two things: How much horror FIFA is willing to tolerate for money, and how many personal liberties people are willing to give up in order to see the event live. Oh, also global soccer prowess, I guess — but that feels tertiary at this point. Adding...

UK Minister Tells LGBTQ Soccer Fans To ‘Be Respectful’ At Qatar World Cup
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UK Minister Tells LGBTQ Soccer Fans To ‘Be Respectful’ At Qatar World Cup

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly triggered a barrage of criticism Wednesday for telling soccer fans to “be respectful” of Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ culture when the World Cup kicks off there next month. Cleverly, a member of the ruling Conservative party, said on LBC Radio that he has spoken to Qatari authorities about how gay fans will...

LGBT football fans told to be respectful at Qatar World Cup – BBC
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LGBT football fans told to be respectful at Qatar World Cup – BBC

LGBT football fans told to be respectful at Qatar World Cup  BBC UK minister James Cleverly calls for gay World Cup fans to show respect in Qatar  Guardian News LGBT abuse, arrests continue in Qatar before World Cup, HRW says  The Washington Post Qatar officials stop LGBT activist Peter Tatchell protest  BBC UK minister criticised over call for gay...

LGBTQ activist says he was ‘seized’ in Qatar ahead of the World Cup
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LGBTQ activist says he was ‘seized’ in Qatar ahead of the World Cup

British LGBTQ activist Peter Tatchell said he was held in Qatar on Tuesday after protesting the Gulf nation’s human rights record, just weeks before it is set to host the FIFA World Cup 2022. Tatchell, who was a leading member of the Gay Liberation Front in the United Kingdom, stood outside the National Museum of...