FIFA World Cup: Alcohol will not be sold inside World Cup venues in Qatar, according to FIFA.FIFA, the organisation that oversees soccer worldwide, announced just two days before the World Cup in Qatar begins that no alcohol will be served at the eight stadiums that will serve as the sites of the competition’s 64 games.
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According to a statement from FIFA, “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 locations, and licenced venues, removing beer sales points from Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium perimeter.”
The Muslim nation is seen as being extremely conservative, and alcohol sales and consumption are strictly regulated.
Qatar had announced in September that it will allow ticketed supporters to purchase alcoholic beverages at World Cup soccer games beginning three hours before kickoff and continuing for one hour after the final whistle, but not during the game itself.
The FIFA statement said, “There is no impact to the sale of Bud Zero, which will be available at all Qatar World Cup stadiums.