However, according to The Times, Qatari authorities are applying pressure to FIFA u-turn on this policy and stop selling Budweiser at the eight hosting stadiums. Thus, currently, the only place beers is certain for average to be available is at fan parks.
The report adds that should FIFA acquiesce to the request, it would put them in breach of a multimillion-dollar contract with Budweiser.
Can you drink alcohol in Qatar usually?
Drinking alcohol is not illegal in Qatar. But there is a ban on drinking in public that had been relaxed for the World Cup. Fans will only be allowed to drink in special licensed public places – and one of those licensed venues was the Brand Activation Areas within the stadium perimeter.
However, that now appears to be under threat.