FIFA urged the Interior Ministry of Qatar to prevent its law enforcement officers from detaining LGBT supporters.
According to recently released claims, World Cup attendees in Qatar will be able to openly hold hands, cuddle, and kiss.
But there are worries that gay couples in the nation would be expelled and subjected to punishment once the World Cup is gone.
According to Mail Online, FIFA reportedly met in secret with Qatar’s Interior Ministry and pleaded with it to cease having police detain LGBT World Cup fans.
As public shows of affection are forbidden in the Arab state, it was previously reported that undercover spies will hide among the world cup crowds and detain homosexual offenders.
A lesbian secretary told Mail Online through her office manager:
‘The World Cup has given us the protection we need for maybe a month.
‘But you will find very few Qatari gay and lesbian people who will believe there will be no repercussions after the World Cup is over.
‘There may not be trouble while football is here, but they will catch up with Qatari people after, beat and jail us for what they see as shaming the country.’
‘As a lesbian woman, I will enjoy the World Cup like other fans, but you won’t see me hugging my girlfriend in Doha. No way.
‘We will keep our relationship private like many others here.
James Cleverly, the foreign secretary, has cautioned fans of England and Wales to respect Qatari law and culture.
‘These are Muslim countries; they have a very different cultural starting point (from ours).
‘I think it’s important when you’re a visitor to a country that you respect the culture of your host nation.’