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England's World Cup hotel fined for 'not providing condoms to guests'

Rio de Janeiro’s Royal Tulip has incurred the wrath of the Brazilian consumer protection agency.

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RIO’S HOTEL ROYAL Tulip, where the England team will be based during this summer’s World Cup, has been fined after breaching health and safety regulations.

According to the Brazilian consumer watchdog Procon, 2.362kg of unusable butter, Parma ham and salmon were identified and seized while the hotel were hit with another fine for failing to provide condoms to guests.

The Football Association has confirmed that it’s not worried by developments and that all of England’s food will be prepared by a team chef.

Meanwhile, at the Hotel Portobello – where the Italian team will be based for the duration of the tournament, Procon found 25kg of pasta, salmon, shrimp and butter that was deemed unfit for consumption.

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