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Gays should refrain from World Cup sex in Qatar, says FIFA boss Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has attempted to laugh off the problems which gay supporters may face at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Blatter, who was speaking in Johannesburg at the launch of a post-2010 World Cup legacy project, has come in for criticism following a decision by the sport's world governing body to take the competition to the Middle East for the first time.

Apart from the searing temperatures expected during the finals time of June and July, there could also be other problems with hosting the competition in an Islamic country. Gay groups fear problems in a country where homosexuality is illegal.

When asked about such issues, Blatter, apparently joking, said: “I would say they should refrain from any sexual activities.”

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