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Qatar Bans Beer from World Cup

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Host nation Qatar bans the sale of alcohol in and across the World Cup two days earlier than the occasion begins, FIFA confirmed in a press release Friday. 

When Qatar gained the internet hosting rights to the World Cup in 2010, officers agreed to promote alcohol on the stadium, the New York Occasions reported. Two days away from the World Cup’s graduation the Qatari authorities reversed its determination. 

“Following discussions between host nation authorities and FIFA, a call has been made to focus the sale of alcoholic drinks on the FIFA Fan Pageant, different fan locations and licensed venues, eradicating gross sales factors of beer from Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium perimeters,” the soccer group stated. 

Individuals can purchase alcoholic drinks at permitted fan zones after 6:30 p.m. native time, and drunk followers can be despatched to sober up at particular zones, CNBC reported. 

The consumption of alcohol is permitted amongst vacationers in Qatar, and the Qatari authorities strictly controls its sale and consumption with many licensed motels and eating places being permitted. Nonalcoholic Bud Zero will nonetheless be offered on the Qatar stadium.  

The World Cup begins Sunday and goes by way of Dec. 18. Groups from 32 international locations will compete towards one another together with Crew USA, which hasn’t certified for the occasion since 2014. 

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