Openly gay footballer Josh Cavallo shared his thoughts on potentially playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Back in October, the Adelaide United player made LGBTQ+ history as one of the first openly gay male top-flight professional footballers.

Since his historic announcement, Cavallo has remained an open book regarding his life and goals as a queer athlete. In a recent interview with Sky Sports, the 22-year-old opened up about the upcoming World Cup in Qatar and revealed that he would play in the tournament if he was invited.  “I definitely go to the World Cup.

I want to show it’s okay for everyone,” he said. “It’s not just okay for Josh Cavallo because he’s a footballer, and he’s protected, I want it to be okay for that everyday person.”  However, Cavallo also expressed his reservations about attending the event due to the country’s strict anti-LGBTQ+ laws.