Families of England’s stars find a loophole over Qatar’s alcohol problem
The families of the England players have reportedly found a way to get more for their money in Qatar aboard a luxury cruise ship. The country’s alcohol policy has been a prominent topic of debate at the World Cup with fans forced to pay exorbitant prices in restricted areas far from stadiums.
Some supporters took a hit in the run-up to the tournament when Budweiser announced that a beer would cost them a whopping £11.60. That’s despite Qatari organizers hinting that the country’s strict approach to alcohol could be relaxed during the World Cup.
Just days before kick-off, pressure from the Qatari royal family is believed to have led to a belated U-turn in alcohol sales in and around stadiums. Fans can only purchase the non-alcoholic version of Budweiser outside designated fan parks and at a select few hotels and restaurants, leaving the beverage giant with oodles of surplus stock.
Fans in fan parks have also been faced with a limit of four drinks per person, but The Telegraph They claim that the families of the England players have found a loophole with many of them aboard a luxury cruise ship.
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“We’ll have to monitor it at all times, but there’s also this balance of group spirit and happiness and the zero risk medical line, and sometimes if you’re going to take zero risk it can kill it for everyone.” So we have to try to find that balance.”
England kicked off their 2022 World Cup campaign with a beautiful 6-2 win over Iran on Monday, with Bukayo Saka and Jude Bellingham in stellar form ahead of what promises to be a comparatively tougher test against the United States.
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