No Beer Ban For The Rich And Famous

Cans of Budweiser beer featuring the FIFA World Cup logo are displayed in Doha on November 18, 2022 ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. - The sale of alcohol in Qatar is strictly regulated. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • World Cup fans willing to pay a hefty price will be able to enjoy plenty of Champagne, whiskey, vodka, sommelier-selected wines, and beer during soccer’s biggest event.
  • For $3,000 per ticket, fans can visit the luxurious hospitality lounges, suites, and restaurants at the event’s eight stadiums to indulge in high-end alcoholic drinks and fine food.
  • Clients of long-time FIFA partner MATCH Hospitality can venture to a tented village next to the stadium for wine, beer, and “street food on the move” for $950 per person.
  • Qatar, a conservative Islamic nation, opted to ban beer sales at the stadiums at the last minute, serving only alcohol-free Bud Zero on the stadium grounds to regular fans.

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