Fans told ‘tattoos are not clothing’ in code of conduct for World Cup matches

Qatar fans in the stadium during the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium today

Qatar fans in the stadium during the opening match between Qatar and Ecuador at Al Bayt Stadium today (Picture: Getty)

Any fans attending matches at the World Cup in Qatar have been told to abide by a Code of Conduct which includes not being visibly drunk and keeping their clothes on.

The document, published by Fifa, applies to all 64 matches being played at the tournament in the Gulf state.

A section advises ticket holders about their behaviour at stadiums and runs through a list of things they must not do unless ‘expressly authorised by the event organisers, where appropriate’.

They include: ‘Remove items of clothing or otherwise remain in a state of undress (including being shirtless) or reveal intimate body parts.

‘For the avoidance of doubt, body tattoos and body paint do not constitute clothing.’

It adds: ‘Be visibly under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or any narcotic substance.’

The section of the guidance telling people not to strip off (Picture: Fifa)

The guidance concludes: ‘These lists of obligatory and prohibited actions are not exhaustive.

‘The event organisers reserve the right to make a final decision on whether any behaviour within the stadium is prohibited, which must be respected.’

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