Italy unhappy over bad food at World Cup hotel

2014-05-27 16:50

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Italy’s soccer team is unhappy to hear that food unfit for consumption has been found and confiscated from their World Cup hotel in Brazil, but say it will not be a problem.

Team doctor Enrico Castellecci told reporters that Italy were planning to take most of their food in any case and everything served to the players would be checked by their own staff.

“Obviously, we are not pleased about this news, we’re not happy that it’s happened exactly at the place we are going to,” he said at Italy’s training camp outside Florence.

“In any case, we have extremely well-prepared staff who control everything and we will bring nearly everything with us from Italy.

“It hasn’t created a problem for us but, of course, it’s not pleasing.”

The Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper said Italy would travel to Brazil with 20 tonnes of goods, including food and sporting equipment.

Brazilian health and safety officials raided the England and Italy team hotels for the World Cup on Monday and confiscated fish, butter, ham and other food past their sell-by dates.

Officials discovered 25kg of seafood and margarine past the sell by date at Italy’s hotel in Mangaratiba, about 100km from Rio de Janeiro, and another 24kg of meat, sauces, cheese and sugar that had no visible sell-by date.

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