The Qatari government has been more flexible
One of the questions from Qatar 2022 World Cup fans attendees was whether or not there was going to be alcohol available during the matches, being that the great event will be hosted by a mostly Muslim country.
Some fans who will be in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup can now relax and smile, as the sale of beer has been authorized for the sporting event that will begin in less than three months.
FIFA and the Qatar 2022 World Cup Organizing Committee reached an agreement and, after it was mentioned on several occasions that the sale of beer would be prohibited in the Muslim-majority country, it was announced today that it will be allowed.
FIFA informed that it will only be possible to buy Budweiser beer inside the eight stadiums, without alcohol, but not at the concession stands in the lobby, before and after the games, and only during the evenings at the official “Fan Fest” to be held in a park in downtown Doha, according to AP.
Fans will be able to buy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer three days to go before the start of the World Cup, which will be on November 20, and some access to the “hospitality” area, where they will have access to champagne, wine, and beer, has been sold.
The beer that will be available is the exclusive brand of the World Cup since 1986. Alcoholic beer will be sold “within the perimeter of the stadium before the start of the match and after the final whistle. Inside the stadium, ticket holders will have access to non-alcoholic Budweiser Zero. At the FIFA Fan Fest, Budweiser will be on sale from 18:30,” said the world soccer body.
As part of its preparation for the 2022 World Cup, Qatar tested its policies on alcohol at home matches or at the 2019 Club World Cup. More than one million visitors from many countries around the world are expected for the 2022 World Cup, all in search of World Cup thrills, some who want to enjoy the event with a beer.
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