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 Beer sales at World Cup venues prohibited in Qatar

By Navneet Singh

Eight World Cup stadiums in Qatar will not sell alcohol to spectators due to a policy change made by Fifa two days prior to the commencement of the World Cup. 

On Sunday, Qatar and Ecuador will play to kick off the World Cup.

Although it is illegal to sell alcohol in the Muslim country, it was intended to be served "in specified spots within stadiums."

Throughout the competition, alcohol will still be sold in the corporate areas of the stadiums.

Beer manufacturer AB InBev, the owner of Budweiser, which is a key sponsor of Fifa, had exclusive rights to sell beer throughout the World Cup.

Bud Zero will continue to be sold at all of Qatar's World Cup venues with no changes.

The Football Supporters' Association (FSA) slammed the timing of the decision to prohibit the sale of beer to most football fans.

Fifa forced Brazil to change its alcohol-sale laws for the 2014 World Cup.

Fifa changed the start date of the World Cup in August so that Qatar would play Ecuador in the first game.

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