SAO PAULO (AP) – Voting on a bill regulating the World Cup has been delayed again as Brazil’s Congress remains divided over the sale of alcohol inside stadiums.
A congressional commission last week agreed to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in World Cup venues, but on Wednesday the lower house postponed voting on the bill until next week because congressmen failed to reach a deal.
House leader Arlindo Chinaglia said he will likely remove the issue from the bill to try to advance the proposed law to the senate.
The delay comes just two days before Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will meet with FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Brasilia.
FIFA wants Brazil to allow the sale of alcohol inside stadiums because Budweiser is a major World Cup sponsor.
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