Why Ban on Beer Is Latest Flash Point in World Cup Culture Clash
In a country where soccer is king and beer is ubiquitous, the decision to ban alcohol from World Cup stadiums is proving to be a controversial one. While some argue that the move will help to curb rowdy behavior and create a more family-friendly atmosphere, others say that it is an overreaction that will only serve to alienate fans.
With the World Cup set to kick off in just a few weeks, the debate is likely to continue right up until the first match. Ultimately, it will be up to the fans themselves to decide whether the ban is a step too far or a welcome addition to the tournament.