Ocean Swimming Forbidden for English Footballers at the World Championship 2014

05.06.2014

English football team village will be situated on the ocean shore in San Conrado. However, football players were strictly disallowed to bathe, because brasilian slums (favelas) are located nearby and their wastewater flow right into the ocean during rainfalls. That's why the sportsmen are allowed to swim only in local pools.

English football team village will be situated on the ocean shore in San Conrado

Epidemiologists believe that swimming in the bay may lead to viral infections contamination, likemeningitis, typhoid fever, gastroenteritis, hepatitis. By the way, in 2016 Rio de Janeiro will host summer Olympics and rowing competitions are planned to be held in the bay.