Low fat, high fibre diet for players

The entire Hotel Crowne Plaza has been reserved for World Cup teams, match referees and FIFA officials

Published: 03rd October 2017 10:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th October 2017 07:38 AM   |  A+A-

For representation purpose

Express News Service

KOCHI: The footballers will be provided with special diet prescribed by the respective team management at the hotel where they will be staying. The teams are staying at Hotel Crowne Plaza at Kundannoor. The hotel has been completely reserved for FIFA until matches in Kochi end.A senior official with Hotel Crowne Plaza said the food for the players is being prepared based on the directions given by each team. “All the teams have recommended their own special diets. It mostly will be vegetables and fruits. Vegetable salads and fruit juices feature high on the menu. The diet will be low in fat and oil. The food will be either grilled or baked,” he said.

The menus are being prepared based on the recommendations of each team management and are confirmed every day. Crowne Plaza has been a preferred destination for the sportspersons including those who arrived for ISL and cricket matches which were held in Kochi.The entire hotel has been reserved for the World Cup teams, match referees and FIFA officials. Tight security has been arranged at the hotel. More CCTV cameras and security officials have been deployed at the hotel and its premises. Players will leave the hotel only for the matches and the practise sessions. “No travel plan other than practise sessions and matches have been scheduled for now. Security arrangement is very tight since it is a World Cup event,” a senior official said.

Teams from Spain, Brazil, North Korea and Niger arrived in Kochi on Tuesday. Germany and Guinea will play a match in Kochi. After the World Cup matches, ISL team will arrive here for its home matches until March next year.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp