FIFA World Cup 2022: Beer sales banned around Qatar World Cup stadiums

FIFA and Qatar on Friday banned beer sales around the eight World Cup stadiums in a stunning policy U-turn just two days before the start of the tournament.

By Stermy 2 Min Read

Fifa has confirmed that alcohol will be prohibited on World Cup grounds, in a major and unprecedented reversal just two days before the tournament begins in Qatar.

Fifa confirmed the news that it will not be sold inside or around stadiums in a brief statement on Friday afternoon, November 18, 2022, few hours before the tournament kicks-start.

According to FIFa, the decision was made following “discussions” with World Cup hosts Qatar, an Islamic state that severely restricts alcohol consumption. However, it provided no elaboration on the unexpected decision.

Read the complete statement on the ban of beer at Qatar released by FIFA below.

“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.

“There is no impact to the sale of Bud Zero which will remain available at all Qatar’s World Cup stadiums.

“Host country authorities and FIFA will continue to ensure that the stadiums and surrounding areas provide an enjoyable, respectful and pleasant experience for all fans.

“The tournament organisers appreciate AB InBev’s understanding and continuous support to our joint commitment to cater for everyone during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️.”

With that being said, Beer will still continue to be available in VIP suites in stadiums sold by FIFA, at the main FIFA fan zone in Doha, some private fan zones, and approximately 35 hotel and restaurant bars.

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