England sharing World Cup hotel with Sweden WAGS ahead of World Cup clash

England are staying in the same hotel as the Swedish WAGs ahead of their World Cup quarter=final.

Harry Kane and his teammates will sleep in the 196-room Renaissance in Samara where Sweden ‘s wives and girlfriends will also be staying.

But the Swedes are 1-0 ahead in Samara’s only five-star resort – leaving England in a more modest four-star hotel. Sweden’s FA President Karl-Erik Nilsson joked: ‘You could say Sweden is up already.’

His countrymen are in the Lotte Hotel, which opened in April, and is the best hotel in the area. Their players can also tuck into tuna with chukka seaweed salad, crab cake with tomato salsa, roast duck, creme of pumpkin soup with Kamchatka crab and cream cheese and tiger shrimp and scallop brochettes and a filet steak.

England are on the outskirts next door to an Ibis hotel with a McDonalds nearby and traffic streaming outside and fridge magnets are on sale in the foyer for £1.50.



The Renaissance offers soups, grilled meat and fish in its ‘Terrace’ restaurant with its most pricey item being a grilled steak for £22.

England boss Gareth Southgate had no say in the hotel, which was chosen by FIFA.

The team rarely eats in hotel restaurants and have their own food prepared for them by an official FA chef.

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Mr Nilsson, who was wearing his country’s football short and is a Wolverhampton Wanderers fan, said: "FIFA chose this hotel. So it is one-zero for us then.

"We do have caviar, but I am pretty sure they can manage without caviar and it will be a good game. Otherwise they are welcome to visit us.

"It will be a fantastic match between two great teams."

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