A post with the words “well, this is embarrassing” appeared on the brewing company’s Twitter. The tweet was deleted soon after.
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Brewing company Budweiser took to Twitter following FIFA’s announcement of a decision that alcoholic beer would not be sold in Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums.
“Well, that’s embarrassing,” the tweet said, which was soon deleted.
FIFA announced this decision on November 18, two days before the start of the tournament. It was noted that this decision will not affect the sale of non-alcoholic beer at stadiums. And fans will be able to buy alcohol in the fan zones in Doha. Also, alcoholic beer will be available in the VIP boxes at the stadiums.
FIFA has a $75 million sponsorship deal with Budweiser. The Times notedthat such a decision could put him in jeopardy.
The final stage of the 2022 World Cup will be held from November 20 to December 18 at eight stadiums in five cities (Doha, Lusail, Al-Khaur, El-Wakra and Ar Rayyan).