Amidst the final kick off of the FIFA World Cup on Sunday, reports coming in today says alcohol have been banned in the country of Qatar.
Before the kick off on Sunday, concerns about corruption, the country’s attitude towards LGBT+ etc have been dogged.
The final which would take place a week before Christmas instead of summer is said to have become a World Cup like no other.
Just two days to the main opening of the tournament’s ceremony, Qatar has made an extraordinary turn banning sale of alcohol around stadiums.
In the muslim country, alcohol is stricly controlled and kept away from street view but allowed within hotels and restaurants.
Fans would no longer be allowed to buy alcohol around the stadiums and it’s unclear if booze would still be at corporate areas.
Nasser Al Khater, Qatar’s world cup chief in an interview said, drunk fans would be sent to special zones to sober up.
“Plans are underway for people to sober up if they’ve been drunk excessively,” he said.
Those zones are not harmful but to make sure they keep themselves safe.