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We now know what Budweiser will do with the beer it can't sell at the World Cup

We now know what Budweiser will do with the beer it can’t sell at the World Cup

New York CNN Business — Qatar’s last-minute decision to ban alcohol at World Cup stadiums has left Budweiser with loads of beer left on its hands. The company has an innovative solution to offload it. Budweiser will ship the unsold Buds to the country that wins the tournament, the company said in a tweet. The …

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FIFA boss Gianni Infantino criticized for speech on Qatar's human rights ahead of World Cup

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino criticized for speech on Qatar’s human rights ahead of World Cup

CNN — FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s near hour-long speech on the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been described as “crass” and an “insult” to migrant workers by human rights groups. In an explosive monologue at the start of a news conference in Doha, Infantino – the boss of world soccer’s governing …

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FIFA head says fans 'will survive' without beer at World Cup

FIFA head says fans ‘will survive’ without beer at World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino downplayed Qatar’s last minute ban on the sale of beer at World Cup stadiums as nothing more than a brief inconvenience to spectators. “If this is the biggest problem we have, I’ll sign that (agreement),” Infantino said Saturday, a day after the conservative Muslim emirate did an …

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'Profoundly unjust:' Gianni Infantino launches explosive tirade against Western critics on eve of World Cup

‘Profoundly unjust:’ Gianni Infantino launches explosive tirade against Western critics on eve of World Cup

Doha, Qatar CNN — On the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA President Gianni Infantino launched a tirade against Western critics of the controversial tournament in an explosive hour-long monologue. Infantino, the boss of world soccer’s governing body, looked on glumly as he addressed hundreds of journalists in Doha, Qatar, Saturday. “We …

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FIFA confirms no alcohol to be sold at Qatar World Cup stadiums

FIFA confirms no alcohol to be sold at Qatar World Cup stadiums

Doha, Qatar CNN — Just two days before the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, soccer’s world governing body FIFA confirmed that no alcohol will be sold at the eight stadiums which will host the tournament’s 64 matches. “Following discussions between host country authorities and FIFA, a decision has been made to focus the sale …

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Qatar's World Cup denounced for 'washing' country's image

Qatar’s World Cup denounced for ‘washing’ country’s image

Qatar’s decision to launch itself into hosting the 2022 World Cup was a head-scratcher from the start. Why, some wondered, would a Middle Eastern kingdom with fewer than 3 million people and little soccer tradition want to host the sport’s biggest event? Skeptics say the country wanted to use the prestige of the World Cup, …

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Budweiser stalls to be less prominent at World Cup stadiums

Budweiser stalls to be less prominent at World Cup stadiums

Budweiser beer stands at the eight World Cup stadiums are being moved aside to less prominent spots just days before the games start, Qatari organizers said on Monday. It’s the latest late change in World Cup planning that started more than a decade ago in the majority-Muslim emirate where alcohol sales are strictly regulated. Qatar …

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Twitter stormed by imposters pretending to be Blair and Bush after blue tick change

Twitter stormed by imposters pretending to be Blair and Bush after blue tick change

While all of the posters were fake, in every case the accounts sharing the misleading content had blue verification ticks next to them, signaling they were genuine. Many were quickly suspended from the website after being exposed. Previously, getting a blue tick involved being an organization or person deemed to be of public importance such …

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DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

CNN — DC Attorney General Karl Racine announced a lawsuit against embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the team and the NFL on Thursday, alleging they colluded to deceive DC residents about an NFL investigation into the team’s toxic workplace culture and allegations of sexual assault. “For years the team and its owner have caused …

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