WORLD Cup fans face the sobering prospect of a Qatar happy-hour ban.
But licenced hotels, the only places normally selling booze in the Muslim desert state, fear they will be overwhelmed by more than a million thirsty footie followers from around the globe.
And leading chains have responded by banning popular happy-hour reductions.
They have also axed boozy âbottomlessâ brunches â or have ramped up the prices.
Its happy hours offering all-you-can-drink bottled beer for Â£42 have been halted.
The five-star Kempinski has stopped cut-price sessions too, charging Â£11 a bottle instead of a âbargainâ Â£8.40.
A Four Seasons worker said: âWe wouldnât cope if thousands tried to take advantage of our happy hours.â
Fan zone prices have yet to be set. Insiders estimate Â£7-a-pint.
1966 coin is tossed up in sale
THE coin used for the toss before the 1966 World Cup Final at Wembley is up for auction.
Memorabilia collector Bryan Horsnell was given it directly by Swiss referee Gottfried Dienst.
The 1966-dated coin may fetch up to Â£2,000 at a World Cup Memorabilia sale in London next week.
Hundreds of lots include Sir Geoff Hurstâs 1970 shirt, which could sell for Â£3,000.
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