BTS star Jungkook set  to perform at Qatar World Cup
BTS star Jungkook set to perform at Qatar World Cup

LOS ANGELES: Jungkook, a member of the South Korean K-pop group BTS, will perform at the World Cup in Qatar.

The decision to hold the football tournament in the Gulf state has drawn significant criticism because of Qatar's position on homosexuality, which is prohibited there. Nevertheless, the 25-year-old K-Pop singer will be one of the performers during the football tournament, according to

The boyband's official account tweeted the following: "We are happy to announce that Jungkook will perform during the World Cup opening ceremony as part of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Soundtrack. Remain tuned!" When the tournament begins later this month, the "Butter" hitmaker will perform alongside artists like Craig David, Tinie Tempah, and former "Take That" member Robbie Williams. However, pop singer Dua Lipa recently denied rumours that she would be performing and vowed never to return to the nation until "all human rights" are guaranteed.

There is a lot of talk right now that I will play at the World Cup opening ceremony in Qatar, the singer remarked. "I won't be performing, and I've never agreed to anything through bargaining. I'll be rooting for England from a distance and am looking forward to visiting Qatar after it has complied with all of the commitments it made to uphold human rights when it was awarded the privilege to host the World Cup." At the tournament in Qatar, FIFA has pleaded with the 32 competing teams to "let football take the stage," but England manager Gareth Southgate says it is "very improbable" that the team will comply with the request.

He stated: "We have always discussed topics we believe need to be discussed, especially those we believe have the potential to change the world. Contrary to a few recent observations, we have discussed this tournament's human rights challenges in the same manner as other countries have. We have made it very clear what we think about that." He went on: "Therefore, I believe it would be best if we concentrated mainly on football. 

This is a football carnival for every player, coach, and spectator travelling to a World Cup. Therefore, when it comes to the LGBT population, we strongly support inclusivity. That, in our opinion, is crucial for all of our fans." "We are aware of the difficulties this competition poses. We wouldn't be the women's European champions if it weren't for the power of that community. Therefore, it's crucial to us."

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