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Alcohol will not be sold in eight World Cup stadiums in Qatar after FIFA changed its policy two days before the start of the tournament.

Those in the corporate area of ​​the stadium at the tournament will still be able to purchase alcohol.

The World Cup starts on Sunday when Qatar takes on Ecuador.

“Following discussions between the host country’s authorities and FIFA, a decision has been made to focus the sale of alcoholic beverages on FIFA fan festivals, other fan destinations and licensed venues, removing the point of sale of beer from the perimeter of Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium,” said a statement from football’s governing body. the globe.

“There is no impact on the sale of Bud Zero which will remain available in all Qatar World Cup stadiums.

“Host country authorities and FIFA will continue to ensure that the stadium and its surroundings provide a fun, respectful and enjoyable experience for all fans.

“Tournament organizers appreciate AB InBev’s understanding and continued support of our shared commitment to serve everyone during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.”

More to follow.

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