Man City Transfer Target!
Jun 7, 2012, 1:35 AM
Team(s): Camberley Town
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Apologies if this has been mentioned but this story amazed me. FIFA telling countries their national laws must be changed?
Some bits taken from http://www.bbc.co.uk/...tin-america-18348012
Football's world governing body, Fifa, had demanded a change in Brazilian legislation banning alcohol at football matches.
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.
"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.