SHAFAQNA-Algeria has demanded that the organizers of the 2014 World Cup provide copies of the Holy Quran for the Algerian team’s players and officials .
With less than two months to go before the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, a Brazilian daily has published demands made by some of the participating countries to the organizers of the big event .
Algeria has demanded that all rooms for players and team officials need to have a copy of the Holy Quran .
Algeria is a predominantly Muslim country in North Africa. Nearly 99-percent of the country’s population is Muslim .
France has demanded that the hotel where the French team are going to stay must serve halal food because many of the team’s players are Muslim .
What Algeria and France have asked for seem justified as they are related to the religious obligations of the players and officials of the teams .
But there are also some strange demands made by a number of other countries .
Japan, for example, says every room must have a jacuzzi tub while Uruguay wants all rooms tohave a completely silent air conditioner and Portugal says six bodyguards have to be available to the team at all times, four of whom are just for Ronaldo .
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will kick off in a ceremony on June 12. The opening match will be between Brazil and Croatia on Friday, June 13 .
A total of 32 teams split into eight groups will be vying for the coveted World Cup trophy in Brazil .