As the 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off today (Sunday) there are key legal issues fans should take into account while in Qatar, Express Sport reports.
This became imperative in order to reduce all risk of fans falling foul to Qatar’s punishments which include lengthy jail sentences.
And one of such is alcohol whose sale has been one of the most contentious issues surrounding the tournament. And Qatari have agreed to relax the country’s strict laws on where it can be sold for the duration of the World Cup.
Fans can buy drinks in fan zones and select hotels but have reigned in on earlier promises to have it available in the vicinity of stadiums after the royal family intervened.
Supporters will be restricted to just four drinks and it will come at a considerable cost, with 500ml of Budweiser setting you back £12. You must be at least 21 years old to purchase in any of the licensed venues.
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Source: Complete Sports