Keeping in norms with laws and regulations, and to ensure an enjoyable but respectful experience for the fans, FIFA has decided that no alcohol will be sold in the perimeter of any of the eight stadiums
A Twitter statement was issued by FIFA regarding beer sales at the World Cup stadiums. With two days remaining until the start of the tournament, the statement mentioned that alcoholic-free Bud Zero will still be available for purchase at the venue.
This is the first time that the FIFA World Cup will be hosted in a Muslim country and this calculated decision between Qatar and FIFA ensures respect to the host country and its laws.
Meanwhile, licensed places and other fan festivals and destinations are open to the sale of alcoholic beverages.
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) November 18, 2022
The beer company Budweiser which is one of the sponsors of the FIFA World Cup tweeted and quickly deleted: “Well, this is awkward”
The FIFA statement also acknowledged the cooperation of Budweiser’s brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev.
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.
The Qatar World Cup is starting on Sunday, 20 November 2022 and will run until Sunday, 18 December 2022.