The authorities in Russia want to limit the number of clashes between opposing supporters at the tournament and they believe heavy-drinking fuels violence.
US giant Budweiser is the tournament’s official beer.
But hundreds of thousands of supporters will not be able to get their hands on any booze when matches are on.
Organisers FIFA set up fan zones in host cities so supporters can watch games on giant screens. But they will all be dry-areas.
The UK government is warning supporters well in advance about the strict rules.
The Foreign Office official advice to fans states: “During the tournament, the sale of alcohol at events associated with the tournament will be banned.
“Alcohol won’t be available at stadium during matches. The sale and consumption of alcohol in glass containers will be banned on the evening and day of matches in certain locations in host cities.
“The sale of alcohol from shops is restricted, typically from 11pm to 8am.”
Russia is bringing back their notorious ‘drunk tanks’ for anyone who does step out of line while boozing.
The country’s major cities closed the holding centres for severely inebriated citizens in 2011.
At the centres – known as vytrezvitel – drunks who are believed to be a danger to themselves or others have their hands tied around their backs and are lashed to a bed.
Some are helped into adult nappies to prevent them soiling the facility.
Senior health ministry official Yevgeny Bryun has announced they’ll be re-opened in 11 host cities for the month-long event. They were first introduced in 1904 and became widespread during Soviet times.
England fans are expected to base themselves in St Petersburg – close to Gareth Southgate’s rural team HQ.