World Cup 2022

Islamic Qatar Limits Alcohol Sale to Elites at 2022 Soccer World Cup

The sale of alcohol at soccer’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar is going to be limited to those who purchase top-of-the-line premium hospitality packages, organizers said Monday, confirming the sport’s strict adherance to government guidelines that make it a crime to be intoxicated in public.

DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 18: Al Arabi fan looks dejected after the Emir Cup Final between Al Sadd against Al Arabi at Al Rayyan Stadium on December 18, 2020 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Simon Holmes/Getty Images