Qatar: Organisers set to announce ban on alcohol sales two days before FIFA World Cup kicks off
Qatar World Cup organisers are set to announce a ban on alcohol sales on Friday, November 18, a World Cup official told CNN.
The announcement is expected just two days before the World Cup kicks off.
In September, Qatar said it would permit ticketed fans to buy alcoholic beer at World Cup soccer matches starting three hours before kickoff and for one hour after the final whistle, but not during the match.
CNN has reached out the Qatar Supreme Committee and FIFA for official statements.
The 2022 Qatar World Cup runs from November 20 until December 20.