London – So Football World Cup is near and tournament teams come with really big demands. And by big we mean weird.
If you think that World Cup really is a celebration of sport, humanity and equality? Then think again.
Here are some bizarre teams’ demands, which are courtesy of Brazilian newspaper Lance:
Algeria: All rooms for players and team officials need to have a Quran.
Australia: There must be a coffee station for players, and that station should be stocked with newspapers from around the world.
Chile: Every room must have a new bed and new TV’s.
Colombia: Sao Paulo FC must provide Colombia with 15 players from their youth team for the practice against.
Ecuador: Every day there must be a basket of bananas in every room and the bananas have to be from Ecuador.
France: Bar soap has to be swapped out for liquid soap because France doesn’t have bar soap so players might have trouble. The hotel must also have kosher meat because many players are Muslim, which requires all meat be from animals which have not suffered.
Honduras: Six Spanish TV stations to be added to their TV guides, including two Honduran channels.
Japan: Every room must have a jacuzzi tub.
Portugal: Six bodyguards have to be available to the team at all times, four of which are just for Ronaldo.
Switzerland: A beach studio must be built for the team to conduct TV interviews from. Every room must also have two Swiss TV channels added.
Uruguay: All rooms must have a completely silent air conditioner.
And the most popular request: video games.
France, Ecuador and Costa Rica all require the construction of a video game room, while Portugal demand that every room have video games in them.
Requests for prostitutes are probably made in a more discreet fashion.