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Sweden players forced to evacuate hotel ahead of England World Cup clash

Sweden players forced to evacuate hotel
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The Sweden squad were forced to evacuate their hotel on Saturday morning, just hours before their World Cup quarter-final with England.

Sweden have been forced to evacuate their hotel ahead of the World Cup quarter-final clash with England.

The two nations meet in Samara on Saturday with a spot in the last four at stake, but Sweden's preparations for the game have been temporarily disrupted.

On Saturday morning, players and staff were told to leave their hotel rooms due to an alarm, with talkSPORT saying that hotel management had claimed that another hotel guest had been smoking or the alarm had accidentally been set off.

The alarm also led to surrounding buildings being evacuated but it quickly emerged that it was a false alarm, which allowed everyone to return to their previous areas.

Both teams are competing in Samara for the first time in the tournament.


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