Qatar’s World Cup Stadium Beer Ban Is About So Much More

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Sports Illustrated

By Greg Bishop Power. Hypocrisy. Control. You name it. The late World Cup U-turn sends a message on the eve of the competition, and FIFA is content to do the host nation’s bidding. DOHA, Qatar – On Saturday evening, on the fifth floor of the Crowne Plaza hotel, one solution to what has become the World Cup’s first-week crisis is revealed. The answer lies in the name of this establishment: Brewskis and Grub, a restaurant that serves pub food, is decorated with flags from all over the world, plays soccer on its myriad flatscreens and delivers something that has been endlessly debated. Beer. When…

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