Let me make it clear from the start, I no longer drink alcohol!
But in the past when ever there has been a football tournament me and a few friends have always got S### faced on the oppositions beer or wine or spirit, now I see a problem with the next world cup as Uruguay surely must have some alcoholic output, otherwise everybody would live in Montevideo waiting for the next suicide, however, extensive research has proven fruitless at my local Tesco's and Sainsbury's, both "Extra's". There must be drinkable Uruguayan wine out there, but the shelves of South American wine are stocked with Argentinian and Chilean. My mate who lives in London has located Columbian beer, but not even the ex-pat Urugauyan's know where they can get Uruguayan beer, not even in London.
Then we come to Costa Rica. FFS, what do they get sozzled on? Rum? Jamaican Rum probably mixed with Mexican Tequila. Where are they going to get anything from CR?
Italy? Peroni or Pinot Grigio.
Could the draw have been any worse?
(Well yes, we could have drawn Australia, and they would pick on Fosters recycled beer)
GROUP B: Spain (Damm, San Miguel, excellent wines, and Sherry's), Netherlands (apart from Heineken, some great beers), Chile (Accessable wines, some actually drinkable), Australia (Do I have to list them all?)
GROUP H: Belguim (OH MY GOD!!!! I once had a trappist beer at 15%avb), Algeria is French*, so any Southern French wine will do, South Korea (I'm sure there used to be a decent Korean beer - Hite?) and Russia (Bring on a gallon of Stolichnaya, boys)
GROUP E: Ecuador (er?), Switzerland (Lowenbrau?), Honduras (er?), France
I think the ideal group draw for my mates would have been
USA (Any beers or wines), or Russia (Vodkas)
Mexico (Corona, Tequila)
I think my mates suicide rate would have gone through the roof if England had drawn Switzerland, Iran and Ecuador
Anyone got any better, or worse ideas, can you help my mates with Costa Rican or Uruguayan alcohol?