Six out of 10 people in UK oppose Qatar hosting World Cup over anti-gay laws | World Cup 2022

A large majority of people in Britain think the World Cup should not be held in Qatar because of its position on LGBTQ+ rights.

Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, attracting punishments of up to seven years in prison. Despite this and other serious human rights concerns, Fifa members voted in 2010 to award the 2022 tournament to the Gulf state.

A survey found that 62% of British people believe Qatar’s stance on gay rights alone should have been enough to bar it from hosting, with support for that position consistent across age, gender and political persuasion. Just 24% believe the…


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