FIFA bows to local pressure and bans beer from World Cup stadiums in Qatar for the final two days of the tournament, according to the Associated Press. FIFA said the ban was because of a “crowd behavior incident.”
Fans were throwing things at the World Cup ball, according to the report.
The Qatar stadium was the site of the 2010 World Cup, which saw a riot in which 17 people died in a stampede.
FIFA, the world’s governing soccer body, has long banned alcoholic refreshments from stadiums for security reasons.
FIFA has issued similar bans in previous World Cups, most recently in 2010 when the game was held in South Africa.
Qatar is the home to the 2022 World Cup, which is scheduled to kick off June 18 in what is expected to be one of the most controversial World Cup hosting cities.