World Cup host, Qatar has banned the sale of beer at the stadiums’ perimeters, two days before the commencement of the tournament.
The ban was announced by FIFA in a statement on Friday.
The statement read; “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 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 (the brewer of Budweiser, Anheuser-Busch InBev) understanding and continuous support to our joint commitment to cater for everyone during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.”
Recall that the sale of alcohol is strictly controlled in Qatar, a conservative Muslim Nation.