The Russian government has rejected the request of supporters of the Super Eagles of Nigeria to bring living chickens to the Kaliningrad Stadium
At the Kaliningrad Stadium, the Super Eagles will host Croatia. The game is scheduled for Saturday, 8pm.
The supporters believe that living, green and white painted chicken brings luck to their team.
About the request of the Nigerian supporters, the Russian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Andrei Ernak, interfax.ru said that fans from West Africa should not come to the stadium with live chickens.
Ernak said, "Our FM-2018 Information Center receives many different questions.
" Fans from Nigeria asked if it was possible to go to the stadium with a chicken. This is their symbol, citizens are seen in all games with them.
"We told them that it's impossible to come with a live chicken."
"But if Nigerians look elsewhere for their team, we'll tell them where to buy the chicken, of course.
The Nigerian supporters made the same request 8 years ago in South Africa. Nigeria fans were dismissed from Ellis Park in Johannesburg after claiming to take chickens thrown green into the stadium where the team lost 1-0 to Argentina