Qatar has asked FIFA to ban the sale of beer in stadiums

Qatar has asked FIFA to ban the sale of beer in stadiums

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The International Football Federation could lose a lot of money because of the integrity of the organizers of the 2022 World Cup.

It looks like FIFA functionaries are starting to regret giving Qatar the right to host the World Cup. Even before it began, the tournament began to get scandals, and now it can also cost the International Football Federation financial losses and reputation.

According to the authoritative edition of The Times, FIFA may now announce a ban on the sale of alcohol in arenas during Mundial games. The “bosses” of world football may take this step due to intense pressure from the country’s authorities.

Two days before the start of the World Cup, Qatar’s ruling family turned to FIFA with a similar request. Note that currently, according to the rules, fans can buy alcohol on the territory of the stadiums in special places three hours before the start of the match and one hour after the final whistle. But the Qataris want to ban alcohol completely. In this case, alcohol will remain only in the fan zones and, possibly, in the VIP boxes.

Such a late appeal came as a real surprise to FIFA and the tournament’s manufacturer and main sponsor, Budweiser. If the ban goes into effect, the multi-million dollar contract between FIFA and Budweiser will also be in jeopardy.

Remember that the state religion of Qatar is Islam. Therefore, the consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited in the country.

Earlier, the organizers of the 2022 World Cup were accused of trying to fix the agreed result in the opening match of the tournament.

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Source: korrespondent

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