FIFA expresses ‘respect’ for Qatar World Cup alcohol ban


FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura said on Thursday that football’s governing body “respects” Qatari culture regarding the sensitive issue of selling alcohol in stadiums at the 2022 World Cup set to take place in the country.

“We do respect the customs and culture of the country,” said Samoura, following a meeting between FIFA and Qatari officials in Doha. “The last thing FIFA would like to be accused of is that it does not pay attention to these kind of customs.”

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