Almost a month before the start of the FIFA World Cup 2022, a ban on alcohol will take place in Qatar. It’s the first time in World Cup history that a country has completely banned the sale of alcohol. In 2010, Qatar agreed to allow beer sales. Since then, the issue of alcohol in Qatar has become highly controversial. There is controversy over whether or not alcohol is illegal in Qatar, as well as whether or not it will be available during the World Cup.
The ban on alcohol is only the latest controversy surrounding the Qatar World Cup. The tournament will begin on Sunday. It is expected that almost 1 million fans will arrive in Doha. Some of these fans will stay outside of the country and others will come in to watch the games.
The FIFA World Cup is a huge event, and it can change policies without explanation. The organizers of the tournament want to make sure everything goes off without a hitch, but they also want a successful tournament. There have been complaints about Qatar’s alcohol policy since it was awarded the World Cup.
The ban has been controversial because it will prevent fans from enjoying alcoholic beverages in a stadium. Qatar has strict alcohol laws, and public intoxication is illegal. Public consumption of alcohol can be punishable by up to six months in prison, or a fine of over $800. The country’s interpretation of Islamic law restricts the sale of alcohol, and there are strict limits on alcohol consumption.
However, some people are disappointed with the decision. They say that FIFA should have been more careful in negotiating the alcohol issue. They also argue that Qatar is not a country that accommodates all faiths. Qatar has been known to stifle criticism from its citizens. If a fan does criticize the government or religion, the resulting social media backlash could lead to arrest and legal action against Qatar.
It has also been reported that alcohol will be sold in designated fan zones, but not in stadiums. There are only a few places where you can purchase alcohol. These include the official fan festival, and specific licensed venues outside of the stadiums. This may anger Western soccer fans.
Despite the ban, Budweiser, the official beer sponsor of the World Cup, will still be selling Bud Zero. There are also hospitality boxes where you can buy premium spirits and soft drinks. These boxes start at $22,450 per match, and the alcohol will be served by sommeliers.
FIFA, Budweiser, and the royal family of Qatar all have a vested interest in the World Cup, but there has been a lot of confusion on whether alcohol will be sold. The royal family has reportedly requested that outdoor beer tents be moved to less prominent locations. They also asked that sales points be relocated. FIFA officials have reportedly pushed back.
Budweiser, the official beer sponsor, will also be selling non-alcoholic beers at the official fan festival. Fans can also buy alcohol from stadium vendors, but the number of sales points will be limited.