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(CNBC)   FIFA official has never watched a soccer game in person   (cnbc.com) divider line 30
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2014-07-03 03:26:08 PM  
Why would he? He knows how all of them are going to end.
 
2014-07-03 04:39:47 PM  
Much like most Team USA "fans"
 
2014-07-03 04:40:06 PM  
All the bribe money can't be spent watching games
 
2014-07-03 04:44:44 PM  
FIFA's No. 2 official has said he's "amazed" by the levels of drunkenness in Brazil's World Cup stadiums, reviving a debate over whether alcohol sales should have been allowed at matches in the first place.

This is the opening move in the chess game that will result in there being no alcohol in Qatar.

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Why would he? He knows how all of them are going to end.


...

Perfect.
 
2014-07-03 04:49:28 PM  
If they make hot females illegal at soccer games...
 
2014-07-03 04:56:21 PM  
There has to be alcohol in Qatar. Or else InBev takes their $$$$$ and goes home.
 
2014-07-03 05:04:28 PM  

ElwoodCuse: There has to be alcohol in Qatar. Or else InBev takes their $$$$$ and goes home.


InBev will start a religious war over this.

"Tastes great!" "Infidel!" "Tastes great!" "Infidel!"
 
2014-07-03 05:26:31 PM  
He's also never been bored, apparently.
 
2014-07-03 05:28:51 PM  
a debate over whether alcohol sales should have been allowed at matches in the first place.

So a product that was available for purchase as a refreshment at a soccer match was purchased as a refreshment at said soccer game?

No, you don't get to act surprised. If you were surprised by the volume of alcohol sales, you would've run out. The fact that you didn't run out tells me that you knew how much beer was going to be consumed, and made sure you had enough on-hand.
 
2014-07-03 05:33:21 PM  
Me either. Just like 95% of the new hardcore American soccer fans that have sprouted over the last couple weeks.
 
2014-07-03 05:48:28 PM  
I'd say it has more to do with the WC being in Brazil than it does the actual alcohol. People drink at American sporting events all the time, and the number of serious issues compared to the sheer number of people that drink in stadia is pretty small. Stop having WC's in shiatty countries. Who can I bill for my startling revelation?
 
2014-07-03 06:00:42 PM  

VTGremlin: I'd say it has more to do with the WC being in Brazil than it does the actual alcohol. People drink at American sporting events all the time, and the number of serious issues compared to the sheer number of people that drink in stadia is pretty small. Stop having WC's in shiatty countries. Who can I bill for my startling revelation?


I'm guessing he's never been an American football game. The amount of beverages consumed would shock him.
 
2014-07-03 06:01:12 PM  
That's still more games than Bettman.
 
2014-07-03 06:06:09 PM  

skrame: FIFA's No. 2 official has said he's "amazed" by the levels of drunkenness in Brazil's World Cup stadiums, reviving a debate over whether alcohol sales should have been allowed at matches in the first place.

This is the opening move in the chess game that will result in there being no alcohol in Qatar.


Who is going to want to sit outside and drink in that heat anyway? Way too hot to drink
 
2014-07-03 06:33:54 PM  

skrame: This is the opening move in the chess game that will result in there being no alcohol in Qatar.


There was no alcohol in stadiums in Brazil before FIFA insisted that Brazil change their laws to allow it.
 
2014-07-03 06:41:57 PM  
11 years of no alcohol served at futbol games, then the floodgates are opened for the WC.

Not surprised that some have gone to excess drinking.  Should have put a limit on how many could be served to one customer, and perhaps stop selling at a set time in a match such as the 70th minute mark.
 
2014-07-03 06:51:31 PM  
the shocking part should be that fifa thinks its appropriate to force a host nation to change its laws to better serve their sponsers.  this on top of the bribe money?
 
2014-07-03 07:01:23 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: ElwoodCuse: There has to be alcohol in Qatar. Or else InBev takes their $$$$$ and goes home.

InBev will start a religious war over this.

"Tastes great!" "Infidel!" "Tastes great!" "Infidel!"


I was thinking the same, I mean, they pretty much strongarmed Brazil into allowing the sale of beer in their stadiums because Brazil had banned such sales due to drunken acts of their fans some years back.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-18348012

Beer sales have been illegal at football matches in Brazil since 2003.

The ban was introduced as part of measures to tackle violence among rival fans and hooliganism.

Earlier this year Fifa's General Secretary, Jerome Valcke, made it clear that the right to sell beer must be enshrined in legislation on the World Cup in the Brazilian Congress.

In a visit to inspect venues in the 12 Brazilian cities where matches are due to be played, he was adamant.

"Alcoholic drinks are part of the Fifa World Cup, so we're going to have them. Excuse me if I sound a bit arrogant but that's something we won't negotiate," he said.  "The fact that we have the right to sell beer has to be a part of the law."

Brewer Budweiser is a big Fifa sponsor.
 
2014-07-03 07:21:28 PM  
Can you imagine if it was the other way and FIFA banned alcohol sales over domestic laws.  After all the next world cup is in Russia.  Are you going to tell the Russians that they can't drink?
 
2014-07-03 07:21:48 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: a debate over whether alcohol sales should have been allowed at matches in the first place.

So a product that was available for purchase as a refreshment at a soccer match was purchased as a refreshment at said soccer game?

No, you don't get to act surprised. If you were surprised by the volume of alcohol sales, you would've run out. The fact that you didn't run out tells me that you knew how much beer was going to be consumed, and made sure you had enough on-hand.


1) FIFA doesn't run the concessions at venues.

2) Inventory levels can be adjusted based on demand.

3) The complaint isn't about the volume consumed but the actions of those who have consumed.

4) A lot of these people probably aren't quite sober when they arrive, especially those not used to being able to drink at a game.

5) There may just be a problem when Brazil had to ban soccer atsoccer games a decade ago.
 
2014-07-03 07:23:30 PM  

Daedalus27: Can you imagine if it was the other way and FIFA banned alcohol sales over domestic laws.  After all the next world cup is in Russia.  Are you going to tell the Russians that they can't drink?


Well, they will be telling them they can only drink Bud...
 
2014-07-03 07:50:11 PM  

dywed88: Daedalus27: Can you imagine if it was the other way and FIFA banned alcohol sales over domestic laws.  After all the next world cup is in Russia.  Are you going to tell the Russians that they can't drink?

Well, they will be telling them they can only drink Bud...


I am sure there will be lots of "bottled water" brought into the event.
 
2014-07-03 08:46:19 PM  

skrame: FIFA's No. 2 official has said he's "amazed" by the levels of drunkenness in Brazil's World Cup stadiums, reviving a debate over whether alcohol sales should have been allowed at matches in the first place.

This is the opening move in the chess game that will result in there being no alcohol in Qatar.

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Why would he? He knows how all of them are going to end.

...

Perfect.


If this is the opening move, Russia 2018 certainly has the potential to be the straw that broke the drunken camel's back.
 
2014-07-04 06:17:20 AM  
FIFA's No. 2 official has said he's "amazed" by the levels of drunkenness in Brazil's World Cup stadiums, reviving a debate over whether alcohol sales should have been allowed at matches in the first place.

WHY SO?
 
2014-07-04 06:37:01 AM  

dywed88: Sin_City_Superhero: a debate over whether alcohol sales should have been allowed at matches in the first place.

So a product that was available for purchase as a refreshment at a soccer match was purchased as a refreshment at said soccer game?

No, you don't get to act surprised. If you were surprised by the volume of alcohol sales, you would've run out. The fact that you didn't run out tells me that you knew how much beer was going to be consumed, and made sure you had enough on-hand.

1) FIFA doesn't run the concessions at venues.

2) Inventory levels can be adjusted based on demand.

3) The complaint isn't about the volume consumed but the actions of those who have consumed.

4) A lot of these people probably aren't quite sober when they arrive, especially those not used to being able to drink at a game.

5) There may just be a problem when Brazil had to ban soccer atsoccer games a decade ago.


Holy shiat, they banned soccer at soccer games?
Sounds like FIFA need to get their priorities in order.
 
2014-07-04 08:55:24 AM  
Just as the CEO of Budweiser has almost certainly never drunk their piss water. He's not the founder, he's a hired on businessman to improve profitability
 
2014-07-04 11:44:45 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: a debate over whether alcohol sales should have been allowed at matches in the first place.

So a product that was available for purchase as a refreshment at a soccer match was purchased as a refreshment at said soccer game?

No, you don't get to act surprised. If you were surprised by the volume of alcohol sales, you would've run out. The fact that you didn't run out tells me that you knew how much beer was going to be consumed, and made sure you had enough on-hand.


I'm pretty sure this FIFA official was not responsible for ordering supplies for the stadium vendors.
 
2014-07-04 03:33:46 PM  
I wonder how it would work in England, as there is a blanket ban on alcohol being brought into the stands. You're perfectly fine to drink in the concourses, but walk out to your seat with a beer is a no-no. For some games there's a straight NO ALCOHOL SOLD ban
 
2014-07-04 03:41:35 PM  

sloughtown4ever: I wonder how it would work in England, as there is a blanket ban on alcohol being brought into the stands. You're perfectly fine to drink in the concourses, but walk out to your seat with a beer is a no-no. For some games there's a straight NO ALCOHOL SOLD ban


That's because English soccer fans are drunk pieces of shiat that kill people and then tries to pass the blame off.
 
2014-07-04 08:02:19 PM  

AlgertMan: sloughtown4ever: I wonder how it would work in England, as there is a blanket ban on alcohol being brought into the stands. You're perfectly fine to drink in the concourses, but walk out to your seat with a beer is a no-no. For some games there's a straight NO ALCOHOL SOLD ban

That's because English soccer fans are drunk pieces of shiat that kill people and then tries to pass the blame off.


Yet Brazil is the one that had to be strongarmed by FIFA to allow alcohol sales at games.

In England, they could probably get away with drinking alcohol in concourses. But FIFA would put on heavy pressure (thanks to the boatloads of money from InBev) to have an exception to the restrictions.
 
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