2022 World Cup hosts Qatar have increased their alcohol tax by 100% 2 weeks ago

2022 World Cup hosts Qatar have increased their alcohol tax by 100%

Happy New Year.

Cast your minds back to the summer of 2018. The weather was gorgeous, and we were in the middle of an incredible World Cup.

There was classic games, amazing goals, and the only way it could have been improved was if Ireland were there.

And because the weather was so nice, there was quite a few trips to the beer garden to enjoy the games.

Unfortunately, the next World Cup will be in the winter time, and as frustrating as that is, there's even worse news for anyone who was planning on making the trip over to Qatar.

According to Middle East Eye, Qatar have increased their alcohol tax by 100%.

"The "sin" tax is being introduced just weeks after the Gulf nation announced in its annual budget statement that it would introduce a levy on "health-damaging goods", including energy drinks."

This means that a packet of 12 cans of Heineken would cost you over $50.

Grim.

We can imagine this having quite an affect on the people who plan on making their way to Qatar in three years time.