The official in charge of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup plans has said football fans will not be able to buy or consume alcohol on the streets or public places, according to reports.
Secretary general of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Hassan Al Thawadi, told local publication Al Sharq he was also against serving alcohol in stadiums.
Instead alcohol consumption will be restricted to certain areas far away from public areas, Al Thawadi said without giving details.
Alcohol sales In Qatar are restricted to licensed hotels, with residents required to have a permit to drink at home and purchase alcohol from the country’s only off-licence.
There are concerns that Qatari law, which considers drinking in public or being public drunk illegal, could clash with FIFA’s traditional world cup requirements.