Euro 2016: Luxembourg to play Belarus despite food bug

Luxembourg players trained on Monday, before their Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus

Luxembourg's Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus will go ahead on Tuesday despite 16 members of their squad contracting food poisoning.

The players complained of "terrible stomach aches" after eating a meal of spaghetti bolognaise on Sunday at the team's hotel in Minsk.

Luxembourg had contacted European football's governing body Uefa about possibly rescheduling the game.

But a team spokesperson says the players are feeling "much better".

The food poisoning came one day after Luxembourg, fifth in Euro 2016 qualifying Group C, beat Macedonia 1-0 at home.

Both Luxembourg and Belarus are already out of contention for qualifying for next year's tournament in France.

In 2006, 10 Tottenham players came down with food poisoning before a vital match with West Ham.

Spurs lost 2-1, enabling their rivals Arsenal to secure fourth place and a Champions League spot ahead of them.

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