Budweiser left with thousands of cans of beer after late World Cup 2022 ban.. and vow to give it away to winning nation

BUDWEISER have been left with thousands of cans of beer they cannot sell at the World Cup and have vowed to give it to the winning nation.

Alcohol will not be sold at stadiums in Qatar, despite the promise it would be, following a shocking U-turn just days before the first match kicks-off.

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Budweiser was the only brand of beer set to be allowed but with the ban in place they have plenty of booze that could end up wasted.

However, the company have come up with a plan to get rid of their stock and whoever lifts the trophy could have their celebration drinks covered.

Budweiser’s official Twitter account said: “New Day, New Tweet. Winning Country gets the Buds. Who will get them?”

It is not the first comical tweet from them since the shock news regarding beer.

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In a now deleted post they hilariously wrote: “Well, this is awkward…”

A can of Bud can still be purchased in Qatar but the only official World Cup site where fans can have a drink will be at the Doha city centre fan zone.

Fans also face high prices where a Bud costs almost £12 and it’s not even a pint with the lager being served in 500ml glasses.

The ‘dry’ World Cup proves a huge nightmare for Budweiser after a genuine booze cruise from the firm’s three breweries in London, Lancashire and Wales.


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Tankers made the 8,000 mile sea route to Doha – a voyage taking 30 days – via the Mediterranean and the Suez Canal, arriving just in time for Qatar to slam down the shutters on the planned stadium bars.

No wonder it is anticipated Budweiser will be looking for a £40million reduction on the new sponsorship deal that takes in the 2026 tournament in the US, Canada and Mexico.

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