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Englands best defence for the World Cup in Brazil this summer named

Roy Hodgson may not yet have decided on the strongest England team for the World Cup in Brazil which starts in fifty days, but the 10,000 fans expected to make the trip could be defenceless if the worst happens and they have not taken out travel insurance before they travel, says the ABI.

An ABI spokesman said:

"England may be in a tough group in the World Cup, but England supporters in Brazil will face a much tougher struggle if the worst happens, such as falling ill, and they have not taken out travel insurance. Whether travelling independently or as part of a package arrangement now is the time to make sure you have travel insurance cover.

"The main purpose of travel insurance is to cover the costs of urgent medical treatment should you fall ill and any emergency repatriation back to the UK. This can easily run into thousands of pounds, so there is no substitute for having adequate travel insurance for anyone following England in Brazil this summer.”

The ABI is supporting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's (FCO) Be On The Ball campaign to help England fans prepare for their trip to Brazil.

Fans will also have a chance to ask any travel insurance-related questions during a Twitter Q&A session on May 15, 2014 using #beontheball

For further information and travel advice on travelling to Brazil for the World Cup visit the FCO’s ‘Be On The Ball’ page: www.gov.uk/worldcup2014

Last updated 01/07/2016