Ban on Beer Is Latest Flash Point in World Cup Culture Clash

Qatari officials have decided that the only drinks that will be on sale to fans at games will be nonalcoholic.

“It’s a disaster; I didn’t expect that news,” said Diego Anbric, 29. He is attending his first World Cup. “It’s terrible news.

FIFA said. The decision, it said, would require “removing sales points of beer from Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium perimeters.”