Countries which have taken more steps towards LGBT equality have overwhelmingly done better at the 2018 World Cup than their intolerant counterparts. Every nation where homosexuality is illegal has been knocked out of the tournament in Russia, along with the great majority of countries which don’t yet have equal marriage. It seems that many countries could have done with trying to increase their chances of triumphing in our LGBT guide to who should win the World Cup. Being gay is illegal in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Iran, Nigeria, Tunisia and Senegal – all teams which fell at the first hurdle, bombing out at the group stage.
July 3 / Pink News