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UK Tells LGBT Football Fans to Be ‘Respectful’ of Qatar at World Cup

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar will take place from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18.

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar will take place from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18.

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LGBT football fans heading to the World Cup in Qatar should be "respectful of the host nation", Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has suggested.

It comes after veteran campaigner Peter Tatchell said he was arrested after staging the first LGBT protest in the country to highlight its human rights abuses in the run-up to the sporting event.