Fifa bans beer sales at Qatar world cup stadiums

Those in corporate areas of stadiums at the tournament will still be able to purchase alcohol

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The eight stadiums hosting the World Cup in Qatar will not sell alcohol, according to Fifa.

Despite the fact that alcohol sales are legally prohibited in the Muslim nation, it was planned to be served "in select places within stadiums."

Alcohol will still be available for purchase in the corporate sections of the stadiums during the competition.

Two days before the World Cup gets underway on Sunday when Qatar takes on Ecuador, the position has changed.

"Following discussions between host country authorities and Fifa, a decision has been made to focus the sale of alcoholic beverages on the Fifa fan festival, other fan destinations, and licensed venues, removing sales points of beer from Qatar's Fifa World Cup 2022 stadium perimeters," said a statement from world football's governing body.

"There is no impact to the sale of Bud Zero which will remain available at all Qatar's World Cup stadiums.

"Host country authorities and Fifa will continue to ensure that the stadiums and surrounding areas provide an enjoyable, respectful and pleasant experience for all fans.

"The tournament organisers appreciate AB InBev's understanding and continuous support to our joint commitment to cater for everyone during the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022."