Beer sale policy set for Qatar’s Fifa World Cup

Fifa World Cup 2018 branded Budweiser beer bottles in a bar in Moscow (by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Organisers of the 2022 Fifa World Cup have reached agreement on the rules governing the sale of alcoholic beer during the staging of this year’s tournament in Qatar.

Qatar’s staging of the 2022 tournament had opened up questions regarding the role of alcohol at the event. Qatar has stringent regulations concerning the consumption of alcohol, but following the award of the hosting rights in 2010, World Cup organisers stated that fans would be able to drink at the event in special zones set up for visitors.

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