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Fifa Boss Gianni Infantino Says Fans Can Go Without Beer At World Cup: “They Will Survive”

"I think personally if for three hours a day you cannot drink a beer, you will survive," he told his opening press conference in Doha.

Fifa Boss Gianni Infantino Says Fans Can Go Without Beer At World Cup: "They Will Survive"-SurgeZirc SA
Fifa Boss Gianni Infantino Says Fans Can Go Without Beer At World Cup: “They Will Survive”

Fortunately, South Africans are not attending the world cup! Fifa president Gianni Infantino said on Saturday that World Cup fans can go three hours without beer after sales were banned around stadiums.

“I think personally if for three hours a day you cannot drink a beer, you will survive,” he told his opening press conference in Doha.

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“The same applies in France, Spain, Scotland.”

In a stunning U-turn just 48 hours before the start of the World Cup, World Cup officials banned beer sales near stadiums in Qatar on Friday.

Although alcohol is largely prohibited in the Islamic country, the organisers’ dramatic late decision enraged fans.

Following discussions with the hosts, FIFA announced that beer would not be sold to fans near any of the eight World Cup stadiums.

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Beer sales would be concentrated in fan zones and licenced venues, with the goal of “removing beer sales points from Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium perimeters.”

It provided no explanation for the unexpected decision, but media reports indicate that Qatar’s ruling Royal family intervened in the matter.

Before the first game, dozens of Budweiser beer tents had already been set up on the grounds.

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