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LGBT Fans to Boycott World Cup in Qatar Over Country's Stance on the Community

LGBT football fan groups have said that their members will be boycotting the World Cup in Qatar "as a statement of principle" due to Fifa's "deafening silence" surrounding Qatar's treatment of the LGBT community.

The World Cup is to take place in Qatar between November 20 and December 18 and many LGBT football fan groups have expressed concerns over the country's attitudes towards those in the community, which has resulted in many deciding to boycott the event altogether.