By Muhammadu Sabiu
Due to a policy change made by Fifa two days before the tournament’s commencement, alcohol will not be sold at any of the eight World Cup stadiums in Qatar.
Even though 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.
When Qatar plays Ecuador on Sunday, the World Cup officially begins.
Beer manufacturer AB InBev owns Budweiser, a significant sponsor of Fifa, and it had exclusive rights to sell beer at the World Cup.
A statement from world football’s governing association states, “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.”