FIFA & Qatar finalise policy on selling beer at World Cup

Beer will be available in stadiums at the Qatar World Cup, but fans will have to wait until 6:30pm each night to drink alcohol in the official fan zone.

In Qatar, alcohol is only available at certain licensed hotels and restaurants, but talks between FIFA, sponsor Budweiser and the Qatar authorities have yielded a compromise.

Fans will be able to drink alcohol outside a small number of premises – however, they will only be able to drink at specific times and locations throughout the tournament.

A statement from FIFA on Saturday read: “Inside the stadium bowl ticket holders will have access to…


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