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No alcohol in streets, public places at 2022 World Cup, Qatar says

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No alcohol in public places? Fine. Holding the world cup in winter? Fine. Holding the world cup in Qatar? Not fine. Tiny country, tiny population, no football tradition, totally unsuitable climate...

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Well, I can imagine worse things befalling the world

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I know Americans living there and in other gulf states. They brew their own beer in their bathtubs.

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I know Americans living there and in other gulf states. They brew their own beer in their bathtubs.

Alcohol is available legally in all Gulf states except Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. As for brewing beer in a bathtub??

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There will not be a total alcohol ban, but drinking will be permitted only in “far-away places”

Glasgow?

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I'd imagine Qatar to be a bundle of laughs with a dearth of places of entertainment.

Alcohol is available legally in all Gulf states except Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Wasn't Taliban Terry brewing his own stuff in SA before being jailed (and then put on the road to extremism and his eventual death)?

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Ah, the fun-loving, festive religious types.

The World Cup isn't really for these people.

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Given the violent nature of soccer fans in general, this is probably a good thing. In all seriousness though in many western countries drinking in public tends to be treated as a criminal offence. There are liquor ban areas in many parts of my country for example where it is illegal to drink on the streets. So as long as alcohol can be served at the games then I don't see an issue.

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I'll be watching this one from the comfort of my home with a bottle of hot sake to keep me warm during the winter World Cup Tourney.

Not much incentive to go to Qatar.

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Not looking forward to Qatar 2022, alcohol or not. WC are also about sharing a drink (or 8) with fellow supporters just before/after the game. 'Far away places' will make that virtually impossible.

Maybe a wc for well-off families happy to cough up big bucks for tix and get back to their hotel straight after the game.

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So there'll be about 3 people watching each game!

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I'd imagine Qatar to be a bundle of laughs with a dearth of places of entertainment.

It's not too bad NOW but when I lived and worked there in 1978 there really was NO entertainment at all, had to fly to Bahrain for that.

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A little of that in the UK would not be a bad idea.

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Remind me why giving the World Cup to Qatar was a good idea. Ok it's a Muslim country and all but it seems they're cutting off their nose to spite their face here.

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All European countries complaining about a winter WC, why don't they give the WC away for once.... let non-football nations compete the WC in a non-football country at a non-WC moment, problem solved.

One question though.... ridiculous to hold a WC in Qatar, with or without alcohol (if you can't do without, you have a choice to stay home), why should everything happen at a suitable time and moment for Europe as it is a WORLD Cup tournament?

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sounds like its gonna be fun times.

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The decision to allow Qatar to host the World Cup is evidence of a #riggedsystem. At no other time in history had two World Cup hosts been decided on the one night. FIFA knew that it would take a long time to convince people to play a winter (European) World Cup.

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