Qatar bans beer sales at FIFA World Cup stadium last minute.
DOHA, Qatar – Two days before the start of the world’s biggest sporting event,
FIFA announced that eight Qatar World Cup stadiums will ban the sale of beer.
FIFA said in a statement that the decision was made after discussions between the host country’s authorities and FIFA.
Sales are still allowed at fan events in licensed venues and in the stadium’s luxury suites,
which also offer liquor, wine and 2022 World Cup champagne.
FIFA said the decision ensures that “stadiums and surrounding areas provide an enjoyable, respectful and enjoyable experience for all fans”.
Qatar, an energy-rich nation of the Persian Gulf that practices a conservative form of Islam known as Wahhabism, strictly controls the sale of alcohol