Just two days before the start of the FIFA World Cup, the Qatari authorities imposed a ban on alcohol. In the agreement between FIFA and Qatar at the time of bidding to host the World Cup, Qatar agreed to sell alcohol during football matches, but eleven weeks before the start of the tournament, FIFA officials and the Qatari government a discussion was held again in this regard. A statement from FIFA revealed that non-alcoholic beverages, i.e. non-alcoholic beverages, can be consumed in all eight football stadiums. However, other intoxicating or alcoholic beverages including wine, champagne and whiskey may be served in luxury areas only.
Qatari authorities imposed ban on alcohol | FIFA World Cup 2022
Most football fans do not have access to these exclusive or luxury areas where they can drink alcohol. The purchase of alcohol is strictly prohibited in Qatar. Alcoholic beverages made during the FIFA World Cup will also be sold in the areas governed by the tournament. While outside these areas, Qatar has strict restrictions on the purchase and consumption of alcohol, its sale in hotel bars has been allowed for years. It should be noted that Budweiser is the biggest sponsor of FIFA which has exclusive rights to sell alcohol during the World Cup.