Russian City Ran Out of Alcohol After Sweden Won Its World Cup Opener

Russia is currently hosting the soccer (apologies, but I'm an American) World Cup right now, and fans from around the world have traveled to the country to watch their team battle it out. But apparently someone forgot to tell one Russian city to stock up for the upcoming games.

The city of Nizhny Novgorod ran out of alcohol on the day the Swedish national team defeated South Korea in their first game of the World Cup. It was Sweden's first victory in the World Cup in 12 years, and fans wanted to celebrate hard in Nizhny Novgorod, the city that hosted the match. But the city was not prepared as bars ran out of product before the night was finished.

To be fair, it's not that Swedes are complete alcoholics or out-of-control partiers. The city apparently had already underestimated how many fans would travel to the city for the World Cup, and many bars were running out of alcohol the day before the Sweden game. So it turns out the Swedes didn't drink all of the city's alcohol as much as just finish off the little they still had left.

Here's a look at how hard the Swedes were partying for reference:

Let's hope Sweden doesn't win another game in the World Cup, or the entire country might have a shortage.

(h/t Business Insider)

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