World Cup: England fans hunt down £12 pints in Qatar as millions ready to cheer Lions on from home on 'Bunk off Monday' | The Sun

JUBILANT England fans have managed to sniff out beer in Qatar while millions prepare to cheer on the Three Lions from home on "Bunk off Monday".

Supporters have flocked to hotel bars and sports pubs in the country to sink £12 pints before England's World Cup campaign kicks off.

Qatar controversially U-turned earlier this week and banned alcohol from being sold at all stadiums.

It means that the only official place where fans can have a drink will be the Doha city centre official Fan Festival, which is flogging Budweiser for almost £12.

Despite this, England fans have managed to hunt out places to sink a pint as the Three Lions prepare to take on Iran at 1pm.

Many have taken to social media to show off their wares – despite the country's strict rules on alcohol.

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One shared an image from an Irish pub of a table of £12 pints, saying it was "worth every penny".

Around 4,000 supporters will be in Qatar in total with 2,400 applying for tickets for the Khalifa stadium.

Back home, revellers will be flocking to boozers across the country to roar their support for Gareth Southgate's men later.

Others will watch the game in offices and at home as they adapt to the first-ever winter tournament.

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Today has been branded Bunk Off Monday in honour of the early kick-off – with up to 11 million people planning to pull a sickie.

A further two thirds of workers will work from home to keep on top of the action, while nine per cent of those stuck in the officer are planning to sneakily watch the game still.

Students are also expecting to bunk off to watch the game – with just one in ten schools planning to show it.

Brits will down nine million pints and eat five million pizzas as the showpiece tournament kicks off for England today.

Fans will be hoping the Three Lions can finally end 56 years of hurt and bring the World Cup home.

England heartbreakingly missed out on winning the Euro's last year with an agonising penalty shootout to Italy in the final.

This year's World Cup has been branded the most controversial ever – with allegations of corruption to outrage over the country's human rights practices.

Thousands of migrant workers have reportedly died in the Qatari construction industry since the World Cup was awarded to them in 2010.

Some football players have also raised concerns over the rights of fans travelling to the event – especially LGBT+ individuals and women, who rights groups say Qatari laws discriminate against.

In Qatar, being gay is illegal and is punishable under the country's penal code with up to seven years in prison or even the death penalty for Muslims under sharia law.

A tournament ambassador for Qatar was recently slammed after describing homosexuality as "damage in the mind" less than two weeks before the contest kicks off.

England skipper Harry Kane had vowed to defy any Fifa moves to ban the “One Love” rainbow armband – despite facing a booking.

But the captain will now not wear the band as England and six other European nations pulled out of using the rainbow symbol.






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