Sweden players in the early hours of today were 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 likes of Sebastian Larsson were snapped hanging around in the hotel lobby at around 8am local time, as the alarm continued to sound.
According to The Daily Mail, one player was heard saying: “We could do without this today.”
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 with England leading at the moment of writing this through a Harry Maguire’s header.