Alcoholic beer is to be banned in World Cup stadiums in Qatar. Photo: AP
Alcoholic beer is to be banned in World Cup stadiums in Qatar. Photo: AP

Fifa World Cup: Qatar football organisers to ban alcoholic beer sales at stadiums

  • Surprise reversal of policy allowing major sponsor Budweiser to sell alcoholic beer at the tournament announced just two days before kick-off
  • This is the first World Cup to be held in a conservative Muslim country with strict controls on alcohol, the consumption of which is banned in public

Alcoholic beer is to be banned in World Cup stadiums in Qatar. Photo: AP
Alcoholic beer is to be banned in World Cup stadiums in Qatar. Photo: AP
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