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The FA Fear An Attack By Russian Hackers Ahead Of The World Cup

The FA Fear An Attack By Russian Hackers Ahead Of The World Cup
By Daniel Kelly Updated

With two games left in the World Cup qualification group, England are five points clear of second-placed Slovakia.

A draw could be enough in that game to win the group, but one win in their final two games will guarantee England's spot in their sixth successive World Cup.

Gareth Southgate and The FA backroom team are already looking at team bases in Russia for the tournament. Their level of detail has gone the whole way to the quality of WiFi in the team's hotel.

According to the Daily Mail, there is a fear among The FA hierarchy that the team could be hacked by Russian spies during the tournament.

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The FA have reportedly written to FIFA asked what preventative measures has been taken to ensure Fancy Bears are not in a position to leak any documents in the lead up to or during the tournament.

Although no location has been decided on yet by the English team, The FA have done all they can to not be hacked during the tournament. That includes not allowing the 23-man squad or backroom team be allowed use hotel or public WiFi hotspots.

England's record at World Cups has not been impressive in recent tournaments. Whether anyone wants to hack their systems to get their hands on tactics remains to be seen.

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Hopefully their password isn't 'Password'. That could be awkward.

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