England fans to stump up £350 a night for World Cup tents and you can’t get beer

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England fans who fork out £350-a-night to stay in World Cup tents on a sweltering beach will not be allowed to quench their thirst with a cold beer.

That is because Qatar beach accommodation zones will be dry with the only drink option soft.

Organisers of the tournament in the Persian Gulf state – where alcohol is strictly controlled – will lay on booze in hotels, fan zones and at grounds. But the Al Khor tented village will be alcohol-free.

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Football’s governing body FIFA has released information about the cheapest accommodation available for the tournament which starts in November.

But tents for two still cost the price of a luxury hotel room. They are being erected around a fan village with food and drink options on the beach near the coastal village of Al Khor.

The centrepiece will be a meeting area with a giant fire pit. Tents have air conditioning, coffee and tea-making facilities, flat screen TVs with free-to-air channels in Qatar, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, fridges, safety deposit boxes and wi-fi.

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Fans are told: "Village Al Khor is situated 40 minutes away from the heart of Doha and is the perfect destination for a truly enjoyable and lavish stay.

"The accommodation is comfortably furnished, laden with contemporary touches and in a style reminiscent of a traditional Qatari tent.

"In-room features include an en suite bathroom with shower and bathroom amenities, a smart TV, refrigerator, coffee and tea-making facilities and complimentary bottled water.

"The fan zone is the ideal space to come together, whether to relax and enjoy the campfire and the big outdoor screens or to savour local cuisine at the food kiosks or in the restaurant."

FIFA say the desert camp will feature tennis and basketball courts, a gym and swimming pool.

"Being located directly on Farkiah Beach allows you to escape and connect with nature, culture and the beauty of the golden sands," the organisers added.


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