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 said no.

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

World Cup anthem singer interrupts interview

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The singer Dua Lipa (27) cannot imagine giving a concert in the emirate either. “I look forward to visiting Qatar when she has fulfilled all the human rights promises she made when she was awarded the contract to host the World Cup,” she said.

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