Qatari authorities last minute introduced new stricter alcohol restrictions in the country for the many football fans present. Normally alcohol is only allowed in hotels and other assigned places, but due to the new rules there is now a total ban for 12 hours. As a result, football fans whose teams play early cannot drink alcohol before their matches.
Alcohol at the World Cup in Qatar is already a major point of discussion since the allocation of the world championship to the Arab country.
Two days before the start of the tournament, strict Islamic Qatar reversed its decision to sell alcohol in the stadiums to stand, back
That decision was most notable as Budweiser is one of the main sponsors of the tournament and parent company AB Inbev already millions of liters of beer had actually been provided on site. It is striking that those who have VIP tickets in the stadium are not subject to an alcohol restriction.
No alcohol before noon in hotels
In Qatar, alcohol is only allowed on specific places such as hotels, among others. As a result, Gol Cymru, a Welsh charity that helps underprivileged children pass away, organized two events for the fans before the match against the United States at the InterContinental hotel in Doha.
The organization was same of strategy for the match between Wales and Iran at 1pm local time. But the government has now put a stop to that. “The hotel has been in talks with the Qatari authorities overnight and unfortunately the legislation has changed and we can no longer serve alcohol before Friday afternoon,” says organizer Leigh James in Subway .co.uk
Gol Cymru then decided to cancel the planned activities.
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