In the context of recent England vs. Iran match in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, video of a woman flashing in public is being widely shared on social media claiming that the incident took place at FIFA World Cup 2022 and she was the first woman to be imprisoned at Qatar for breaking the FIFA regulations. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Visuals of a woman flashing at FIFA world cup 2022 held in Qatar.
Fact: The same video was uploaded on meme sharing website ‘9GAG’ on 16 July 2021. The England jersey seen in the video is from the UEFA Euro 2020 championship held in June-July 2021. But the FIFA world cup Qatar 2022 began on 20 November 2022. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Reverse image search using the keyframes extracted from viral video led us to the same video which was uploaded on the meme sharing website ‘9GAG’ on 16 July 2021. The title of the video says, “At least this coming home”. This video is posted after England lost to Italy in the final of UEFA Euro 2020 championship held on 11 July 2021. The title “at least this coming home” is a satire on the England football’s popular rhetoric ‘It’s coming home’.
Taking a cue from this, we further compared the England’s jersey seen in the viral video with that of 2020 Euro championship and 2022 Qatar World Cup. Based on this, we can confirm that this video is taken during 2020 Euro Cup held in June-July 2021.
To sum it up, this video of a woman flashing in public is from UEFA Euro Cup held in 2021, not FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.