FIFA world cup 2022: Alcohol off the menu at Qatar World Cup stadiums

Alcohol will not be sold at Qatar’s World Cup stadiums World Soccer governing body FIFA made the announcement Friday it marks a late reversal for the host nation and comes just two days before Sunday’s Opening match

Qatar is a conservative Muslim country with strict controls on alcohol which cannot be consumed in public FIFA said after discussions with the host country a decision was made to focus the sale of alcohol on the FIFA Fan Festival licensed venues and other fun destinations

Budweiser which is owned by Mega Brewer AB InBev is a major world cup sponsor and was due to exclusively sell alcoholic beer within the tournament’s eight stadiums A source told Reuters that the policy change comes after long-term talks between FIFA president Gianni Infantino Budweiser and Executives from Qatar’s organizing committee alcohol will be served inside the stadium Hospitality zones

The Source further said Budweiser will also sell its non-alcoholic beer throughout the stadium precincts neither the Brewer nor Qatari organizers have responded to Reuter’s request for comment Budweiser will still sell alcoholic beer at the main FIFA Fan Fest in central Doha The Source said that it won’t come cheap costing around 14 per pint

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