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Exclusive: World Cup stadium stands will be alcohol free under Qatari curbs – source

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By Andrew Mills DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar’s World Cup stadium stands are set to be alcohol-free, with beer sales outside arenas only allowed before and after some matches, a source with knowledge of plans for the soccer tournament said. This year’s World Cup is the first to be held in a Muslim country with strict controls on alcohol, presenting unique challenges for organisers of an event often associated with beer drinking fans and sponsored by global brewing brands. “At stadiums, the plans are still being finalised, but the current discussion is to allow fans to have beer upon arrival and when …

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