Football players around the world are considered demi-gods. And they expect to be treated like one too - especially during the 'holy ceremony' called FIFA World Cup. It shouldn't be surprising then that several teams have made special - and mostly bizarre - demands ahead of the tournament in Brazil. (Adjoining is an image from Portugal's team hotel)
Hoteliers across Brazil, according to a report in the Independent, have been given a list by several participating teams. The list outlines the special needs of players - crucial for determining the success in the marquee football event. So while Ecuador want their local banana varieties to be delivered daily, the Bosnian side has called for sound-proofed screens in their rooms to provide complete isolation to players.