FIFA BEER policy

Qatar has prepared a beer policy for the football fans in FIFA World cup 2022.

Although it is anticipated that alcoholic beer will be offered in World Cup venues in Qatar, visitors may only be permitted to bring non-alcoholic beverages to their seats. The 2022 World Cup will be the first to be held in a Muslim nation with such stringent alcohol and moral prohibitions in the 92-year history of the event.

FIFA and the local Qatari organizers are still developing plans to facilitate all spectators who desire alcohol at matches when the event begins in the Muslim-majority nation in November.

A policy for the majority of visitors and spectators at the eight different stadiums and longtime World Cup sponsor Budweiser still needs to be negotiated less than four months before the start of the FIFA World Cup. Hospitality packages selling “premium beverages” at arenas have been offered since February 2021.

Budweiser Zero and Budweiser will be available for FIFA World Cup 2022 spectators to drink during the competition, according to a statement released by Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser. The preferred solution is to enable customers to bring non-alcoholic Budweiser Zero to their seats while providing beer with alcohol on stadium grounds before and after matches. 

FIFA stated in a press release that we would be verifying and trying to make an official announcement in the coming days. The organization further revealed that it is considering using drink containers for potential branding as the game will be televised to several million audiences.

Since FIFA chose Qatar as the host nation in 2010, questions have been raised about how the Middle Eastern country will handle fans who want to consume alcohol. The following year, FIFA and Anheuser-Busch renewed their sponsorship deal till 2022. The 1986 Tournament served as the foundation for their partnership.

Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup, and FIFA pressured state legislators to establish a special law to exclude the event from the prohibition on selling alcohol in stadiums. Initially opposed to alcohol being offered in stadiums, Qatari officials vowed to “come up with a design that accommodates everybody a decade ago. 

When organizing football tournaments, such as the 2019 Club World Cup, Qatar has examined its alcohol policies. Drinks were sold for $6 at a golf course outside of Doha at a significantly discounted price from what they would often cost at posh hotels and resorts. A fault in the plan in 2019 forced spectators to travel for an hour to matches on buses without restrooms during rush hour. 

The World Cup, which will take place from November 21 to December 18, is expected to be re-considered for the golf club location. At the 32-team competition, event organizers anticipate 1.2 million spectators.

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