Monday, July 15, 2024

Female Fans Feel Safe Due to Banned Alcohol During FIFA World Cup

Female fans feel safe at the Qatar World Cup thanks to reduced alcohol consumption.

“I was expecting a very dangerous place for women. I didn’t think I was going to be safe here … from coming here that’s not been the case, as a traveling female fan I can say that I have felt very safe,” England fan Ellie Molloson told Reuters.

The 19-year-old said that the lack of alcohol had contributed to a less bawdy atmosphere around the games at the World Cup, but in her opinion, it was mostly cultural.

“I do like a lot of banter, I love a good atmosphere, you don’t really get so much of that here, It’s very very different, but with that, it’s much more pleasant, much more family-friendly … but you do not have quite the same atmosphere as you would in England.”

Alcohol is available in some bars and hotels in Qatar, but there is a conspicuous lack of the kind of consumption usually seen at the world’s biggest football tournament.

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