Brazil Bill Forcing World Cup Alcohol Sales Progresses

WCBrasilIn Brazil, where FIFA has demanded that the sovereign nation change its laws to allow alcohol sales during the 2014 World Cup, the Congressional commission has voted in favor of a bill that forces the sale of alcohol at World Cup matches. The vote comes after widespread outcry over FIFA’s attempts to dictate the reversal of public-safety laws prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages in soccer stadiums, in the name of increased profits for FIFA and one of its main sponsors, Anheuser-Busch InBev. "FIFA wants to have powers in Brazil which it is not entitled to, as a private company,” stated federal congressman and former World Cup-winning striker Romario de Souza Faria. Now that the bill has been approved by committee, it must be passed by the lower house and the senate before before being signed into law. Click here for Alcohol Justice's press release.