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Qatar bans beer at World Cup venues

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Buying or consuming beer has been banned at Qatar's World Cup stadiums in an eleventh hour U-turn by organisers, in a move confirmed by FIFA. Shortly after news broke, Budweiser's official account tweeted "Well, this is awkward ...". The tweet has since been deleted. There are reports the ruling came after direct involvement from the Qatar Royal Family.