Qatar will be attracting over a million sports fans for the World Cup football. The conservative Muslim nation may show little tolerance for the booze-fueled hooliganism. Qatar has sought to portray itself as welcoming to foreigners but traditional Muslim values remain strong in the hereditarily ruled emirate. Qatar’s judicial system, based on an interpretation of Islamic law, or Shariah, has drawn Western criticism for its tendency to favor prosecutors and police. The autocratic country says it will loosen up for the unprecedented influx of tourists. But fans should be mindful of Qatar’s laws and cultural customs, policies for alcohol, drugs, sexuality and dress code. Pray that this global event will open doors for mass evangelism. Pray for the players and spectators to give their hearts to Jesus during this Christmas season (The Bible, Isaiah 12:2).