Ecuador Fans Chant ‘We Want Beer’ at Dry World Cup in Qatar

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Sports Illustrated

By Nick Selbe The 2022 World Cup officially kicked off on Sunday, and fans in the stadium weren’t too pleased with the alcohol policy. The 2022 men’s World Cup officially kicked off with Sunday’s match between Ecuador and Qatar. While Ecuador beat the host country, 2-0, fans in the stadium had something to say about the available refreshments at Al Bayt Stadium—or lack thereof. All venues will be alcohol-free for the World Cup, a decision that was announced just two days before the tournament began. That was a reversal in policy, as there was originally set to be limited alcohol available at d…

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