Mexican fans caught smuggling booze in binoculars at World Cup stadium

Mexican fans caught smuggling booze in binoculars at World Cup stadium

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Mexican soccer fans tried to smuggle booze-filled binoculars into a World Cup stadium in Qatar, but it didn’t quite go to plan.

Qatari officials were filmed eyeing the binoculars suspiciously, with one even holding them up to his face to try and see through them.

Another officer then noticed a screw cap between the two lenses and, after removing the cap and smelling its contents, it became clear what was inside.

The twins were confiscated, much to their dismay, but footage of their attempt has gone viral.

It comes days after Qatar banned the sale of alcohol in its stadiums.

FIFA has confirmed that no one attending the matches will be able to consume alcohol within the stadium grounds, with the exception of corporate spectators.

Fans can still have a drink in designated areas, but sponsor Budweiser is unhappy.

Unclear takes: Mexico fan gets caught trying to sneak booze at stadium in flask binoculars

Officers noticed a screw cap in the binoculars, which turned out to be a vial (Picture: Twitter)

He is said to have paid FIFA around £62million every four years to be one of its high profile partners.

On Friday, the company tweeted from its main account: “Well that’s embarrassing” – a message that was later deleted.

FIFA said in a statement: “Following discussions between the authorities of the host country and FIFA, a decision has been taken to concentrate the sale of alcoholic beverages on the FIFA Fan Festival, other fan destinations and licensed venues, removing beer outlets from Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium perimeters.

Unclear takes: Mexico fan gets caught trying to sneak booze at stadium in flask binoculars

As soon as the officer smelled the contents of the binoculars, it was clear the men were trying to smuggle alcohol (Picture: Twitter)

“There is no impact on the sale of Bud Zero which will remain available at all Qatar World Cup stadiums.

“The host country authorities and FIFA will continue to ensure that the stadiums and surrounding areas provide an enjoyable, respectful and enjoyable experience for all fans.

“The tournament organizers appreciate AB InBev’s understanding and continued support of our shared commitment to meeting everyone’s needs during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.”

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