FIFA and Big Alcohol: Alcohol Sales During World Cup in QatarPosted July 19 2022
FIFA doing the dirty work for alcohol giant AB InBev pushed Qatari officials to weaken their alcohol laws just for the FIFA World Cup. Qatar was initially going to prohibit all alcohol sales during the World Cup. While the football arenas will remain alcohol-free, alcohol will be available in other public areas. After FIFA and AB InBev’s intense lobbying alcohol will be made available in certain spaces. This is not the first time AB InBev and FIFA have forced a country to make alcohol widely and easily available ignoring the public interest and laws of that country.