Oh - did FIFA not have discussions on this when they awarded the WC to Qatar?
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has joked that gay fans travelling to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should "refrain from any sexual activities".
Gay rights groups have criticised the decision to award the tournament to a country where homosexuality is illegal.
But Blatter, apparently joking, said: "I would say they [gay fans] should refrain from any sexual activities."
On a more serious note, Blatter added: "I'm sure when the World Cup will be in Qatar there will be no problems."
However, former NBA star John Amaechi, who revealed that he was gay in 2007, was highly critical of Blatter's comments.
BBC sports news correspondent James Pearce says Fifa will make no further comment following Blatter's remarks on attitudes to homosexuality in Qatar.
"Fifa says Blatter gave all the clarification required in his press conference," said Pearce.
The Islamic country of Qatar was the surprise winner of the race to host the 2022 World Cup, beating Australia, Japan, South Korea and the United States when the 22-man Fifa executive committee voted in their favour in Zurich on 2 December.
If sport can not serve to change society, even temporarily during the duration of an event like the World Cup that invites the world to participate, then it is little more than grown men chasing a ball
Former NBA star John Amaechi
Fifa has since come in for criticism after the decision to take the World Cup to the Middle East for the first time.
Concerns were raised about hosting the tournament during the summer months in a country where temperatures can reach 40C to 50C while current laws mean drinking alcohol in public is forbidden.
Gay groups are also worried about the acceptance of homosexual fans, with the Gay Football Supporter's Network saying at the time of Fifa's decision: "We strongly condemn Fifa's decision and will be leading a LGBT [Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender] boycott of all activities associated with World Cup 2022.
"We do not feel the World Cup should be held in any country that abuses and disregards the basic human rights of LGBT people."
But Blatter does not foresee any difficulties, saying: "You see in the Middle East the opening of this culture, it's another culture because it's another religion, but in football we have no boundaries.
"We open everything to everybody and I think there shall not be any discrimination against any human beings be it on this side or that side, be it left, right or whatever.
"If they want to watch a match somewhere in Qatar 2022, I'm sure they will be admitted to such matches."
Blatter says even if there are problems, there is still plenty of time to sort out any issues.
It's bad enough giving it to a country because they gave the biggest bribes (well lets be fair, it had nothing to do with footballing prowess), but a country without basic human rights!!!!! Stroll on!