Football fans at the World Cup in Qatar will have to shell out a little more than 13 euros to buy beer, despite the organizers' promises before the tournament that the prices will remain "modest" The Guardian states that one person will only be able to order four drinks.
The Qatari authorities announced much earlier that alcohol would be allowed, but under strictly controlled conditions, and now it is known how it will all work and what rules the fans expect. Only non-alcoholic beer will be available at the stadiums and will cost 6.75 euros, and it is stated that a 500 ml glass of Budweiser beer, the only alcoholic official sponsor of the World Cup, will be available only in the official FIFA fan zone.
Football fans will have to stump up nearly £12 for a beer at the World Cup – despite pre-tournament promises by organisers to keep prices modest.
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Qatar's Supreme Committee is organizing the tournament and told DW:
"Alcohol is not part of Qatari culture but hospitality is, and so those fans who wish to consume alcohol during the World Cup in Qatar will be able to do so."
"We recognise there is an issue with price," Qatar 2022 Chief Executive Nasser Al Khater said in 2019. “There are plans in place for people to sober up if they’ve been drinking excessively. The cost of watching matches in a bar is the latest headache for supporters travelling to Qatar for the tournament.
With many already concerned over the lack of affordable accommodation in the host nation." he also added. It will also be possible to buy water at a price of 2.60 euros, and Budweiser told fans that they will only be able to buy four beers.
As a reminder, the World Cup in Qatar will be held from November 21 to December 18.
"Pouring times and number of pouring destinations remains the same across all eight World Cup stadiums," the spokesperson said in a statement. "You do get a 'commemorative' FIFA keep cup with that price too," the source added.