The FIFA statement on the sale of alcohol in the World Cup stadiums.  (Photo: Twitter/@Fifamedia).
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The organizers of the World Cup Banned the sale of all alcoholic beer in and around the eight tournament stadiums.

FIFA had previously agreed with Qatar, a country that does not allow the free sale of alcohol, that beer could also be drunk in stadiums. The change of plans transpired just two days before the start of the World Cup in Qatar. The fans yes you can drink non-alcoholic beer in the 64 matches, FIFA reported.

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According to the British newspaper The Times, the decision was made after pressure from the Qatari royal family on FIFA. As reported in a statement, “following discussions between the authorities of the host country and FIFA, the decision has been made to focus the sale of alcoholic beverages at the FIFA Fan Festival, other fan venues and licensed venues, removing beer outlets from the perimeter of the 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums.”

The FIFA statement on the sale of alcohol in the World Cup stadiums. (Photo: Twitter/@Fifamedia).

It remains to be seen how the sponsorship that the World Cup had with Budweiser, the official beer distributor during the tournament and which will now only be able to sell its non-alcoholic version in the stadiums. Budweiser’s response thus far has been to post a tweet with the following message: “Well this is awkward.”

Qatar is a country where alcohol consumption is highly restricted: only the sale and ingestion is allowed to persons over 21 years of age in some licensed hotels, restaurants and barsbut never on the street or other public places.

The stadiums of the World Cup in Qatar.  (Infographic: AFP).
The stadiums of the World Cup in Qatar. (Infographic: AFP).

During the World Cup these regulations have been relaxed, but it is still not possible to buy alcohol in supermarkets, in addition to high priceswith a liter of beer over $10 and a glass of whiskey around $40.

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In addition, a peculiarity of this World Cup is that the Qatari authorities will establish recovery areas for those fans who are in a state of intoxication, as he explained in an interview in skynews Nasser Al-Khater, CEO of Qatar 2022.

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