16 Luxembourg players suffer food poisoning


    (Luxembourg Football Federation spokesman Marc Diederich. Photo: Hawk HHG)
    Luxembourg’s European Championship qualifier against Belarus today, may be called off after 16 of their players were reportedly struck down with food poisoning.
    Luxembourg Football Federation spokesman Marc Diederich told The AP on Monday that the players suffered ‘terrible stomach aches’ and spent hours in the bathroom after eating a meal of spaghetti bolognese on Sunday evening at the team’s hotel in the Belarusian capital Minsk.
    The players were struck down almost simultaneously in the early hours of the morning and team doctors treated them with medicine and electrolytes, although none required hospital treatment.
    With 16 of the 20 players in the squad affected, ‘we are in close contact with UEFA’ about possibly rearranging the Group C game and a decision is expected on Tuesday, he added.
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