BTS star Jungkook will perform at the World Cup in Qatar.
The decision to host the soccer tournament in the Gulf state has caused deep controversy due to Qatar’s stance on homosexuality, which is illegal in the country, but the 25-year-old K-Pop singer will be among the names They will go on stage. during the soccer tournament.
A tweet from the boy band’s official account read, “Proud to announce that Jungkook is part of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Soundtrack to be performed at the World Cup Opening Ceremony. Stay tuned! “.
The ‘Butter’ hitmaker will join the likes of former Take That star Robbie Williams, as well as Craig David and Tinie Tempah when the tournament kicks off later this month, but pop singer Dua Lipa recently slammed the rumours. that he would go on stage and promised never to visit the country until “all human rights” are granted.
She said: “There is currently a lot of speculation that I will be performing at the world cup opening ceremony in Qatar. I will not be performing and have never been involved in any negotiations to perform. I will be cheering for England.” from afar and I look forward to visiting Qatar when it has delivered on all the human rights promises it made when it won the right to host the World Cup.
FIFA has appealed to the 32 competing nations to “let football take the stage” at the Qatar tournament, but England manager Gareth Southgate said it was “highly unlikely” the team would comply. the request of the governing body.
He said: “We have always talked about issues that we feel need to be talked about, particularly those that we feel we can affect. Contrary to one or two observations in recent weeks, we have spoken in the same way that other nations have spoken about this tournament. , the human rights challenges. We’ve been very clear in our point of view on that. So, look, I think we’d like to focus primarily on football. For every player, every coach and everyone who travels to a World Cup , this is a football carnival. So, regarding the LGBT community, we stand for inclusion and we’re very, very strong on that. We think it’s important in terms of all of our supporters. We understand the challenges that this tournament brings within that. If it wasn’t for the strength of that community, we wouldn’t be European Women’s Champions. So it’s very, very important to us.”