Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - Several Hessian pubs, clubs and cultural institutions are not showing any games of the controversial World Cup, which starts this Sunday in Qatar. Instead, they offer an alternative program and rely, among other things, on exhibitions, showing old games and other sports or films.
An alternative program with an exhibition, lectures, a football tournament and old football classics is also offered by the Kassel "Fullestadt Fan Project" throughout the World Cup. NFL American football league games are played in the "Hot Legs" bar in Kassel.
The soccer World Cup in Qatar starts on November 20th, the final will be held on December 18th. For the first time, a final round will be played in winter, which causes displeasure among many. Above all, however, the tournament has come under criticism because the emirate has been accused of massive violations of human rights, for example in the construction of the stadiums.