With the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2014, the frenzy seems to be on the roll. Brazil is hosting the FIFA World Cup for the second time and if reports are anything to go by then this has to be the most expensive World Cup tournament ever! With lavish arrangements, players have made huge food demands that will get your eyes rolling.
Ecuador is the fifth largest producer of bananas in the world and this didn’t come as a surprise when they requested for Ecuadorian bananas to be placed in every room. The hotel in which the players reside have been asked to make sure that each player gets at least a basket of fresh bananas every day.
The Aussies have requested for a special Brazilian meal of red meat, fish and chicken, all cooked in the healthiest manner. They also ‘kick’-start their day with a cuppa coffee and they have asked for coffee machines for each player. It seems they want to eat their way to health.
Majority of the French players are Muslims and do avoid eating meat from animals that have suffered during slaughtering. Therefore they have requested their hotel management to change their menu to include only Halal meat.
This has to be the strangest of all, apparently the Bosnian team has demanded for a sound proof screen to be installed so that they could dine on one side and the coaching staff on the other. How strange are they supposed to be a one entity?
They are staying at the luxurious Tivoli São Paulo Mofarrej hotel and have requested for meals from the two Michelin-starred Chef Sergi Arola and a daily dessert of fresh fruit and honey cake. Amusingly, the swimming pool at their hotel is orange in colour unlike the usual blue, this creates a strange optical illusion of swimming in orange coloured water!