Qatar Bans Beer At World Cup 2 Day Before It Starts

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  1. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Poo-Bah (1,919) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    Mexico is the lone host they would consider reaching the finals among the trio, though FIFA will do their best to have Canada and the United States have some semblance of success regardless of talent level.

    How fitting for Qatar to kick off the proceedings with their $7.4M purchased win, a bargain when compared to the FIFA bribes required to host the tournament in the first place. Well played.

    Cues ELO Livin’ Thing (I’m taking a dive….)
     
  2. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (8,422) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    As an avid footy (soccer) fan, and also someone who has actually attend World Cup games in 2002 I am really no surprised by this at all.

    As much I enjoy this tournament more than any sporting even in the world, I am expecting it to be completely overshadowed and turned into a cluster F.

    FIFA makes the IOC look like saints.
     
  3. moodenba

    moodenba Defender (625) Feb 2, 2015 New York

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  4. moodenba

    moodenba Defender (625) Feb 2, 2015 New York

    Seriously? Laws? Contracts?The law appears to be whatever the all-powerful emir says.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Qatar
    I suppose he can change his mind whenever he wants.
     
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  5. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Poo-Bah (1,919) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    Queremos Cerveza indeed.

     
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  6. Amendm

    Amendm Meyvn (1,121) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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    I'm sure they did their homework, promises were made and broken.
    I think someone didn't receive the suitcase full of money they were looking forward to.
     
  7. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    No, they DID receive the suitcase full of money which is why the Emir can do what he wants. “We are going to stop selling beer. If you have an issue with it maybe your name will find its way into the international press with how much we bribed you for the WC.”
     
  8. LampertLand

    LampertLand Poo-Bah (3,473) Nov 2, 2011 Canada (BC)
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    After watching the replay of opening game's "first" goal scored by Ecuador ruled to be offside by VAR:-1:, how can the "third" goal scored not be offside either:grimacing:, the fix started 8 years ago when S.Blatter :nauseated_face:award the games to Qatar and shall continue till (insert team here) is awarded the cup via a bullshit:poop:call , as a long time viewer of World Cup's since the '74 West Germany version , be glad you are at home drinking whatever beer you want and not an over priced AnBev offering , it will be tough to drink a beer at 2am , 5am , 8am or 11am PST
     
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  9. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Zealot (545) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Who said anything about the beer being overpriced?!
     
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  10. LampertLand

    LampertLand Poo-Bah (3,473) Nov 2, 2011 Canada (BC)
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  11. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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  12. billandsuz

    billandsuz Zealot (512) Sep 1, 2004 New York

    I have so much to be thankful for as we come into the thankful season.

    1. Elon Musk shoveling money into a wood chipper at billionaire speed. Fascinating.
    2. Mark Zuckerburg lighting billions on fire as he tries to convince people they need a really cool headset from 1992. Impressive.
    3. And Qatar openly bribing very corrupt people in an effort to prove they are not an antiquated hell hole, only to prove they are also a very corrupt hell hole. Good job!
    4. AB InBev looking at losing a few billion because their lawyers could not understand that they have precisely zero sales in Qatar for a reason everyone knew. Genius.
    Thanks you God for I am truly blessed.
     
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  13. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    It’s a shame that most of that isn’t his money and will come from banks and funds of the average investor.
     
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  14. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (5,108) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    You're welcome. But your greatest blessing is that you don't live in Qatar or any other FIFA-groveling -hand-out shithole.
     
  15. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Poo-Bah (1,919) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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  16. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Poo-Bah (2,057) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I saw a response from Qatar on Twitter two days ago.

    They deflected the accusation and just plainly stated that everyone giving them a hard time is killing the planet and to enjoy the next 30 years.

    Mic drop.
     
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  17. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Killing the planet with the billions of dollars of oil Qatar sells?
     
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  18. milkshakebeersucks

    milkshakebeersucks Meyvn (1,331) Feb 10, 2020 Maryland
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    From CNN:

    "Budweiser will ship the unsold Buds to the country that wins the tournament, the company said in a tweet. The company confirmed the plans in a statement to CNN Business, writing that it “wants to bring this celebration from the FIFA World Cup stadiums to the winning country’s fans.”

    What if the country that wins also bans beer?
     
  19. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,825) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Well, that would be an 'interesting' development.

    Maybe they will decline the offer of free Bud regardless of their stance on alcohol? Would Germany want a bunch of Bud beers?

    Cheers!
     
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  20. moodenba

    moodenba Defender (625) Feb 2, 2015 New York

    Enough consumers (especially collectors) would probably love to have the WC beer in Germany (or any other country). A problem might be labeling?? Maybe add a sticker to conform to local rules.

    And are they offering only Bud at the World Cup? Not even Goose Island? Restricted choice by the brewer, and more restrictions by Qatar. For the typical BA denizen at WC, not worth the effort to even try to get a beer.
     
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  21. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,999) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    What if the country that wins actually likes beer? Then what? Where does the Bud go then?!?
     
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  22. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,825) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    But from the above quoted material: "Budweiser will ship the unsold Buds to the country that wins the tournament..."

    Cheers!
     
  23. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,112) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    What if a country that already has a beer named Budweiser (e.g. the Czech Republic) wins it? Will there be litigation against AB-InBev for trademark infringement? Hope springs eternal.
    :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
     
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  24. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Poo-Bah (1,613) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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  25. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,825) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    That is an excellent idea!!

    Cheers to you!
     
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  26. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Poo-Bah (2,534) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Conveniently the Czech Rep. did not qualify for this World Cup. But this is pretty lame. Shipping all the unsold beer to the winner? Germany would have next to zero interest. England? I'm sure some Midlands or Essex chavs would love it. Spain? They already have Mahou. Argentina or Brazil? Actually that might work.
     
  27. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Poo-Bah (1,919) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
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    ManBearPat Zealot (545) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

  29. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    June 12, 2026

    In a stunning reversal two days before the start of the first game, FIFA has banned sobriety from the 2026 World Cup and made drinking Budweiser manadatory for any fans entering the stadium. This has caused quite the consternation for soccer fans including Muslims, pregnant women, parents of small children, emotional support animals and the anti-gluten society. FIFA’s commissioner states “We have no choice and must respect the cultural norms of the host nation.”
     
  30. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (3,112) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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  31. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (3,225) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    Huh?! Parents of small children DO drink beer! How do you think we get through the day? :wink:
     
  32. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Yes, but you don’t want your small children drinking beer at a game…
     
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  33. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Poo-Bah (1,613) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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  34. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (3,225) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    Ha ha! My naughty 6 year old son sneaks sips from my beer when I turn my back for a second. I'm in trouble!
     
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  35. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,825) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Have you told him that he has to buy the next 6-pack? :beers:

    Cheers!
     
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  36. defunksta

    defunksta Poo-Bah (2,151) Jan 18, 2019 North Dakota
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    Hoping Qatar loses some serious money on this decision:beer:
     
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  37. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (3,225) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    6 pack?! Get with the times man! 4 pack is what the cool kids are doing now, ha ha. :wink:
     
  38. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,825) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Hmm, maybe your son will teach you some arithmetic!?!

    Pop, with six-packs you get more beer (72 ounces vs. 64 ounces) and the bonus is the breweries charge you less for more beer.

    [​IMG]
     
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  39. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Meyvn (1,408) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    They have already lost a ton of money. They spent $200 billion getting ready for this event including building 8 high end stadiums which they have no use for after the event ends. The $75 mil Bud paid to be the office sponsor is pocket change when you are wasting the kind of money Qataris have.
     
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  40. Jesseix

    Jesseix Initiate (38) Mar 18, 2022 California

    I think it was a lot more than 200 right? I thought I heard 800something, when you factor in all of the infrastructure they had to build out separate from just the stadiums (which should hopefully be beneficial after the World Cup, unlike the stadiums).
     
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