FIFA Official ‘Surprised’ By Alcohol Consumption At World Cup

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A FIFA official said he was “amazed” at the level of drunkenness happening at the World Cup, The Associated Press reports.

Jerome Valcke, FIFA’s number two official, told Brazilian SporTV that there may have been “too many people who were drunk” at matches, potentially causing violence. (RELATED: Every Team Banned From Having Sex At The World Cup Has Been Eliminated [VIDEO])

Fights broke out during Saturday’s Colombia-Uruguay match, and Argentine fans caused a ruckus celebrating their team’s victory against Iran on June 21.

“I was amazed by the number of people who were drunken and the level of alcohol,” he said. “I was a bit surprised.”

Alcohol sales are banned in soccer stadiums in Brazil, but Budweiser is a key sponsor of the World Cup. Brazil passed legislation allowing alcohol sales in the stadiums as a result.

“If we think that it is necessary to control (alcohol sales) we will control them,” Valcke said. “We would never put the organization of a match at risk.” (RELATED: Tim Howard Broke The Internet)

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