How hard will it be for football fans to find a beer in Qatar?

Raising a glass at the World Cup is usually a much-loved tradition for many a football fan.

But this year’s tournament is set to be rather different.

Qatar is known for its strict laws around alcohol, with the travel advice stating: ‘It is an offence to drink alcohol or be drunk in public.’

‘Alcohol is available only at licensed hotel restaurants and bars, and expatriates living in Qatar can obtain alcohol on a permit system.’

But, nevertheless, thousands of fans are expected to travel to Qatar to support their teams over three next weeks.

The World Cup is the biggest prize in the sport and the vast majority of fans in the host nation will manage to enjoy it without getting into bother.

There is, of course, always a minority who manage to find themselves on the wrong side of the law – and despite limited access to alcohol, the odds are a British fan or two might be among them.


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