No Alcohol Sales Permitted At Qatar’s Stadium Sites: FIFA

Doha: World football governing body FIFA said in a statement on Friday that alcoholic beer will not be sold at World Cup stadiums in Qatar.

Non-alcoholic beer will still be sold at the 64 matches in the country.

“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,” the statement read.

“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™️,” it read.

Visitors are not permitted to bring alcohol into Qatar, even from the airport’s duty-free section, and most are not permitted to purchase alcohol from the country’s sole liquor store. Alcohol is sold in some hotel bars, with beer costing around $15 per half-liter.

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