Alcohol is forbidden at Qatar’s World Cup stadiums


By Sedara Oluwadara

A last minute reversal of an earlier agreement has on Friday led to ban in sale of alcohol at the stadiums hosting World Cup matches in Qatar.

The announcement comes two days before Sunday’s kickoff of the World Cup, the first to be held in a conservative Muslim country with strict controls on alcohol, the consumption of which is banned in public.

“Following discussions between host country authorities and FIFA, a decision has been made to focus the sale of alcoholic beverages on the FIFA Fan Festival, other fan destinations and licensed venues, removing sales points of beer from Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium perimeters,” a FIFA spokesperson said in a statement

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