Watching England at the World Cup in Qatar could cost fans £20,000 each.
That is how much flights, hotels, food, booze and tickets will cost if the Three Lions reach the quarter-finals – as bookies expect. Yet England fans should be thankful – Brazil supporters face £26,000 bills.
A spokesman for The Punters Page, which carried out the research, said: "The first hurdle is getting hold of some tickets for the match.
"But once that’s done the really hard, and often expensive, work begins."
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Soaring inflation has ramped up flight and hotel prices – but staying sober could pay off as pints cost £13 and public drunkenness carries a £693 fine.
Hosts Qatar restrict the sale of booze to restaurants, state-run shops and hotels – and prices are already sky high. Officials have relaxed the rules for the contest and alcohol will be sold at a fan zone on the edge of capital Doha.
Prices are yet to be revealed but an ex-pat warned hotels already charge £10-a-bottle for Heineken or Corona, with non-alcoholic Budweiser Zero sold in grounds.
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And he predicted prices would surge to more than £13 during the World Cup. Writing online, he warned England fans: “Hotels in Doha are nearly full and there will be no lack of consumers for the city’s tourism industry.
"There will be a price hike in alcoholic beverages."
The tournament’s website warns that 'drinking alcohol outside of designated areas is prohibited” and “it is not permitted to bring alcohol into Qatar'.
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