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2014 World Cup

John Oliver: FIFA pressured Brazil into allowing beer

8 Jun, 2014

John Oliver says on Last Week Tonight that FIFA pressured Brazil into allowing a ban on alcohol sales in soccer stadiums to be lifted during the 2014 World Cup, despite the ban being imposed to curb Brazil’s record of stadium violence, which is the worst in the world.

The amazing thing is here FIFA won. They successfully pressured Brazil into passing a so-called Budweiser bill, allowing beer sales in soccer stadiums. And at this point you can either be horrified by that or relieved that FIFA was not also sponsored by cocaine and chainsaws.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: FIFA and the World Cup (HBO)