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‘It’s up to us to bring the entertainment’ – Dier admits onus is on England to drum up World Cup atmosphere after last-minute FIFA stadium beer ban

England and Tottenham defender Eric Dier has brushed off concerns regarding the alcohol ban at World Cup stadiums in Qatar.World Cup begins tomorrowEngland haven't won since 1966Booze laws may cause fan concernWHAT HAPPENED? Just days before the tournament begins, FIFA opted to ban the sale of beer at the eight host stadiums amid supposed pressure from hosts Qatar. Naturally, this had led to some concerns over the atmosphere in games, but Dier has put the onus on his England teammates to inspire support from the travelling England fans WHAT THEY SAID: Speaking in a press conference, he said: "I'd like to think you can enjoy yourself without alcohol. It's up to us to bring the entertainment. It's up to us to bring great football. That can create a great atmosphere in the stadium."THE BIGGE...
Qatar World Cup organizers will reportedly ban all alcoholic beer sales at venues

Qatar World Cup organizers will reportedly ban all alcoholic beer sales at venues

Cans of Budweiser beer are seen in a concession stand in a file photo. Gene J. Puskar/AP Doha, Qatar — World Cup organizers will ban the sale of all beer with alcohol at the eight stadiums used for the soccer tournament, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The decision comes only two days before games start in Qatar, and represents a reversal of previous plans, Non-alcoholic beer will still be available for fans at the 64 matches, the person said. The World Cup organizing committee and FIFA both declined to comment Friday on the reports of the plan, which were first revealed by The Times of London.Budweiser's parent company, AB InBev, pays tens o...