Italy selects seaside training base for World Cup
Italy’s training base for the World Cup will be a seaside resort
100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Rio de Janeiro.
The Italian football federation says the Azzurri will stay at
the Portobello Resort & Safari in Mangaratiba, where there are
also training grounds.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli preferred the resort two hours from
Rio over a city base to avoid wasting time traveling between the
team hotel and training base like at this year’s Confederations
Italy will depart for Brazil on June 5.
Drawn into Group D, Italy will face England in Manaus on June
14, Costa Rica in Recife on June 20 and Uruguay in Natal on June
Each of the group matches are more than 2,000 kilometers (1,000
miles) away from the training base.