Qatar 2022: World Cup Organisers Planning Festival Where Fans Can Drink Alcohol for 17 Hours Every Day

Qatar 2022: World Cup Organisers Planning Festival Where Fans Can Drink Alcohol for 17 Hours Every Day

  • Qatar, the host nation of this year's World Cup, has taken the step of introducing a festival where fans can merry-make for up to 17 hours a day
  • Drinking in public is still banned as part of the stringent rules that Qatar has, which has seen her face a lot of backlash
  • The festival will be located outside the capital city of Doha near where the Three Lions of England will be camping

Qatar world cup organisers have revealed that they are planning a festival where fans can drink and celebrate for up to 17 hours every day.

The festival will be held just outside of Qatar's capital city of Doha and will have a capacity to accommodate 15,000 fans.

World Cup, Qatar
Supporters during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia Play-off for third place match between Belgium and England at the Saint Petersburg Stadium. Photo by Jimmy Bolcina.
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England fans could be the biggest beneficiaries of the festival as it will be staged just outside Souk Al-Wakrah where the Gareth Southgate side will be camping for their group stage matches.

Sport Bible reports that the organisers have contracted Glastonbury promoters Arcadia to organise the festival, which will be called the Arcadia Spectacular.

Qatar has also announced that alcohol will be available before and after the games, but fans are still banned from drinking on the pitch.

Drinking in public in Qatar is illegal and the host nation has faced severe pressure over some of its rules with less than 60 days to the World Cup.

England will play Iran, Wales and the United States of America in their group stage action. Southgate will be hoping for improved action after a disastrous campaign in the UEFA Nations League, barely a year after reaching the Euro finals.

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Source: Sports Brief News