The Brazilian government's move to legalize the sale of alcohol in stadiums during the 2014 World Cup as demanded by FIFA has been delayed again.
A congressional commission last week agreed to lift the alcohol ban, but on Wednesday the lower house postponed voting on the bill until next week because congressmen failed to reach a deal.
FIFA wants Brazil to allow the sale of alcohol inside stadiums because Budweiser is a major World Cup sponsor.
The alcohol debate is delaying the passage of the bill giving FIFA the needed financial and legal guarantees to the World Cup. Text on the sale of alcohol can be reinstated later by the senate, and FIFA could still negotiate with the states in the 12 host cities to try to have them allow the sale of alcoholic beverages inside stadiums.