These Swiss musicians will perform in Qatar at the World Cup

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Rod Stewart was offered $1 million to perform in Qatar. He refused.

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Dominik HugHead of the People department

Rock idol Rod Stewart (77) turned down a million dollar offer to perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar, which starts today. Fans attending games there should be “careful,” he explains of his refusal, implying that homosexuality in the desert state can lead to prison terms and even the death penalty.

The singer of the World Cup anthem interrupted the interview

To a question about the Qatari criticism: The singer of the World Cup anthem interrupted the interview(01:02)

Not even singer Dua Lipa (27) can imagine performing in the emirate. “I look forward to visiting Qatar when it fulfills all the human rights promises it made when it was awarded the contract to host the World Cup,” she said.

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