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    Qatar World Cup: Football fans set to be stung up to $140 per pint

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    November 11, 2022 11:48AM

    The World Cup is one of international sport’s great spectacles but there is something about the 2022 tournament that could leave fans a little flat - the price of beer.

    There have been claims of exploitation by some bars charging tourists up to AUD$420 to watch the tournament’s semi-finals and championship match, according to reports.

    One package, according to The Sun, includes a three-drink voucher for bottles of Budweiser and Corona. A glass of house wine is also on the menu.

    It means tourists will pay $140 per drink.


    Qatar’s tough restrictions mean the sale of beer, wine and spirits are for the most part limited to restaurants with ties to luxury hotels.

    Public drunkenness in Qatar is punished heavily, with a six-month stint behind bars and a $1240 fine for those found guilty — although officials in the Middle East country are known to look the other way if tourists are enjoying themselves within eateries and hotels.

    Qatari officials had pondered making the tournament alcohol-free but instead said it would introduce fan zones which will sell international beverages.

    “There are plans in place for people to sober up if they’ve been drinking excessively,” Qatar’s World Cup chief executive, Nasser Al Khater.

    “It’s a place to make sure that they keep themselves safe, they’re not harmful to anybody else.”

    The tournament has been mired in controversy — from allegations of corruption to human rights violations — and former FIFA president Sepp Blatter this week claimed handing Qatar the World Cup was a “mistake”.

    “It is too small of a country. Football and the World Cup are too big for it,” Blatter said of Qatar, the first country in the Middle East to host the tournament.

    “Since then, social considerations and human rights are taken into account,” he said.

    https://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/wo...pint-c-8827729

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    "Up to $140" - Seems bit clickbaity

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    No thanks.
    Have very little interest in the Middle East for a wide range of reasons.
    Football - no thanks.
    Rugby in France in 2023?
    Already booked.

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    Andrew,wise decision-went to the last world cup in France,great country,great times-qatar is not a destination that I am interested in travelling to for a sporting event

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    We've gotten to 2022 without the world cup being moved from Qatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokendown gunfighter View Post
    Andrew,wise decision-went to the last world cup in France,great country,great times-qatar is not a destination that I am interested in travelling to for a sporting event
    There are plenty of places here that show it free plus a king green for 120 THB. That'll do me Gunny. Even sussed one who'll stream the Force and pirate the Mungos on the weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    There are plenty of places here that show it free plus a king green for 120 THB. That'll do me Gunny. Even sussed one who'll stream the Force and pirate the Mungos on the weekend
    where are you?

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    THB is Thai Baht and 120 THB is about $5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    THB is Thai Baht and 120 THB is about $5.
    I should have asked"where in Thailand are you?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokendown gunfighter View Post
    I should have asked"where in Thailand are you?"
    Chum Pae. Room has fast wifi, a big screen LG and I brought along a Chromecast for YouTube. 😁

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    never been up there,maybe one day-I usually head towards the coastal towns,in Feb heading to prachuap Khiri Khan for a few days then up to BKK for the bangkok 10's

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    good to see the Force hit out-some handy players showing their wares,that Japenese side were no mugs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokendown gunfighter View Post
    never been up there,maybe one day-I usually head towards the coastal towns,in Feb
    I prefer the North. Cool climate lots of nice courses where you don't take an 18 hole sauna while fully clothed. Though I don't play these days anyhoo.

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    “There are plans in place for people to sober up if they’ve been drinking excessively,” Qatar’s World Cup chief executive, Nasser Al Khater.

    I think they are called kebab shops

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    coz Stone Cold says so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone Cold View Post
    “There are plans in place for people to sober up if they’ve been drinking excessively,” Qatar’s World Cup chief executive, Nasser Al Khater.

    I think they are called kebab shops
    Always got the munchies after a night on the booze. A burger at Bernie's on Mounts Bay Road at midnight was one of my favourites.

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