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FIFA Insists on Beer at the World Cup

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Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro (Photo: Arthur Boppré/Wiki Commons)

Beer must be sold at all venues hosting matches in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, says FIFA, soccer's world governing body.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the audio to hear it.)

FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke said the right to sell beer must be enshrined in a World Cup law the Brazilian Congress is considering.

Alcoholic drinks are currently banned at Brazilian stadiums and the country's health minister has urged Congress to maintain the ban in the new law.

Budweiser is a big FIFA sponsor.

Anchor Marco Werman gets more from the BBC's South America correspondent, Tim Vickery.

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