Soccer stars and their strange hotel room requests

2014-06-12 18:26
Cape Town - So we all know mega-musos and award-winning actors have no shame in putting in their hotel or dressing room requests.

Take Britney Spears, who allegedly requested 12 Snickers bars, six cases of Diet Coke per week,  as well as 10 bags of Doritos a day for her gig as an "X Factor" judge.

But it seems when you are part of the star teams taking part in the World's biggest sporting event, you tend to take on slightly diva-esque proportions too.

So as the world prepares to celebrate the beautiful game, with the 2014 Soccer World Cup hosted in Brazil, we're taking a minute to just shake our heads at some of these requests put in by the teams.

Take a look at the list revealed on Hongkiat and then tell us what you think by posting a comment below.

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- Team Algeria is being all respectable, asking for a Quran in every room.

-  While team Ecuador on the other hand has literally gone bananas - asking for a basket of bananas specifically grown in Ecuador to be placed in every room.

- Japan have their recovery front of mind with a request for a jacuzzi tub in every room.

- Chile is going with comfort too and wants every room to have new beds and flat screen TVs.

- Uruguay wants minimal noise pollution, specifying the need for silent air conditioning in all rooms.

- The Swiss team would like to have high-speed Internet and no less than six TV channels in every room. 

- Team Honduras want no less than six TV stations too, but in Spanish, including two Honduras channels in their channel guide.

- The Australian team wants to keep abreast of things the old-fashioned way by having a selection of newspapers from around the world delivered to their rooms everyday.

- Bless the Colombians. They've actually asked for 15 lucky kids to take part in their daily training session.

- The French team apparently prefer liquid soap to soap bars - and have also requested kosher meat only.

- And Team Portugal is antsy about its safety - demanding six bodyguards, four of which are to be assigned to Cristiano Ronaldo. 

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