Qatar is pushing for a total ban on beer in stadiums
Less than a week ago, World Cup organisers were forced to inform major FIFA sponsor Budweiser that their alcohol tents would need to be relocated to a less visible location.
The Times reported on Thursday, just three days before the games begin in Qatar, that beer will “likely” be banned from all eight stadiums at the request of the Qatari royal family.
Although alcohol is not technically prohibited in Qatar, it is strictly regulated.
FIFA may be in violation of a multi-million dollar contract with Budweiser, a company that has worked with FIFA since 1985.
Prior to the new restrictions, beer was expected to be sold at stadiums for around $14 per bottle.
Qatar has a zero tolerance policy for public drinking and being drunk.
For the time being, it appears that beer will be available to all fans at the Doha fan parks.