18 Nov 2022

Controversies threaten to overshadow FIFA World Cup kick off

From Midday Report, 12:43 pm on 18 November 2022

The FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar in a few days; a tournament plagued by controversy due to the country's poor human rights record and restrictions.

Qatar has strict laws on alcohol, swearing, homosexuality and sex outside of marriage.

Journalist Coen Lammers is one of more than 1 million people heading to the World Cup.

He spoke to Max Towle before boarding his flight this morning.