An ancient plague that has been mentioned in the Bible, Iliad, and Quran is now threatening the quadrennial international tournament of one of the world’s most popular team sports. According to Russian officials, the upcoming 21st FIFA World Cup may be in danger of being plagued by a swarm of locusts. In a statement to the Associated Press, Russia’s agricultural ministry has revealed that they are now closely monitoring the species of short-horned grasshoppers, but are expecting the worst.
The Russian government says a plague of locusts could "disgrace" the country by destroying World Cup fields
Russian officials planning the World Cup are not in de-Nile about possible problems, including one straight out of Biblical Egypt.
This is a good sign... Russia has a unique problem ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and it’s biblical. Government officials are warning of the possibility of playing surfaces being decimated by a locust swarm. Pyotr Chekmaryov of t...
Will an 'international locust scandal' create havoc at the 2018 World Cup in Russia?