Spain orders special mattress toppers for the World Cup


Members of the Spain men’s national team are taking no risks at the Qatar World Cup when it comes to their sleep.

ESPN’s Alex Kirkland and Rodrigo Faez reported on Friday that at least six Spanish footballers will use special mattress toppers designed by bed makers Hogo while at Qatar University during the World Cup.

“We have a lot of customers in football, and they’ve asked if we can give them something when they travel, to maintain their quality of sleep,” Marino Cid de Hogo told ESPN. “We have undertaken scientific studies – we have had one published – and for this World Cup we have developed the first prototype. It is not yet marketed. We have only sent them to our customers during the World Cup. “

ESPN says a luxury Hogo bed can cost up to $40,000.

Cid insisted that the ‘Hogo Mat’ had a positive impact on several notable international players such as Atletico Madrid’s Koke, who represents Spain in Qatar.

“Some of these players suffer for a few minutes when they get up in the morning, with their ankles or their knees,” Cid explained. “When they sleep with our ‘rest system’, that pain goes away… Koke told me he used to wake up in the morning with terrible pain in his legs, and now it’s not the case.”

It’s understandable that Spain are looking for an advantage, as Al Jazeera’s James Brownsell recently pointed out, the nation entering the World Cup seventh in the FIFA rankings is part of a group with a average world ranking of 18.25. Germany is 11th, Japan is 24th and Costa Rica is No. 31.

Spain will face Costa Rica for the first time in the World Cup on Wednesday.




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