WORLD CUP UPDATE: Nigerian Fans Banned From Taking Live Chickens To Stadium
15 June 2018
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Football fans in Nigeria asked permission from the authorities of the Kaliningrad region to bring live chicken to the match of their team, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the region Andrei Ermak told reporters.

“Our information center MCH-2018 receives a lot of various questions: fans from Nigeria asked if it’s possible to go to the stadium with a chicken, it’s their symbol, the citizens are with them at all matches, we told them that to pass a live chicken in any case it is impossible,” said Ermak.

At the same time, he noted that if the Nigerians are rooting for their team in other places, “we will of course advise them where the chicken can be bought. We are ready to satisfy the most eccentric inquiries.”

The minister also said that Kaliningrad alone expects the arrival of 130,000 to 150,000 fans. At each match, Russians will be up to 15,000 people, another 10,000 seats will be proportionally taken by fans from countries whose teams are playing at the World Cup, and the remaining 10,000 will be given to citizens of other countries.

In the Kaliningrad venue of the World Cup 2018, there will be four meetings: on June 16 —Nigeria versus Croatia, on the 22nd — Serbia and Switzerland, on the 25th — Spain with Morocco and on the 28th — England with Belgium. The Stadium FM-2018 in Kaliningrad is designed for 35,000 spectators.

SOURCE Punch newspapers