A fan seen with a beer in his hand at the opening of the Fifa fan festival at Al Bidda Park in Doha, Qatar. Photo: Reuters
A fan seen with a beer in his hand at the opening of the Fifa fan festival at Al Bidda Park in Doha, Qatar. Photo: Reuters

Qatar World Cup 2022: fans ‘will survive’ without beer, says Fifa chief Gianni Infantino

  • Infantino downplays Qatar’s last minute ban on sale of beer at stadiums as nothing more than a brief inconvenience to spectators
  • ‘We tried until the end to see whether it was possible,’ Fifa president says – ‘if for three hours a day you cannot drink a beer, you will survive’

A fan seen with a beer in his hand at the opening of the Fifa fan festival at Al Bidda Park in Doha, Qatar. Photo: Reuters
A fan seen with a beer in his hand at the opening of the Fifa fan festival at Al Bidda Park in Doha, Qatar. Photo: Reuters
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