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British football players refused to taste round loaf in Russia

Most likely, it was to avoid poisoning and sabotage
08:49, 14 June 2018

Eurosport

The football players from United Kingdom team, who arrived in Russia for the World Cup today, refused to taste the bread given to them, as Eurosport reports.

"The head coach Gareth Southgate and Captain Harry Kane were presented a samovar and a round loaf. The Englishmen took a present, but did not taste the bread," the message reads.

It is noted, that the team players brought their products and their own cooks out of fear of poisoning.

As it was reported earlier, Ihor Zhdanov, the Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine filed the letters to all ministers responsible for the sport of 35 countries participating in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Related: 2026 FIFA World Cup to take place in US, Canada, Mexico

The humanitarian and human rights organizations that work in Syria urge to boycott 2018 FIFA World Cup. Moreover, Foreign Minister Boris Johnson added that the leading Russian officials and members of the royal family are not going to visit Russia for FIFA World Cup matches. Johnson also said that the government considers the option to ban the national football team from the competition.

As of June 7, more than 2.4 million tickets for the championship matches were sold. Almost 872 thousand tickets were purchased by fans from Russia, 88.8 thousand from the USA, 72.5 thousand from Brazil, 65.2 thousand from Colombia, 62.5 thousand from Germany, 60.3 thousand from Mexico, 54,000 from Argentina, 43,600 from Peru, 40,200 from China, 36,300 from Australia, and 32,300 from England.

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