England will be based in Rustenburg during WCup

BY foxsports • December 15, 2009

England's World Cup training base will be at the Royal Bafokeng sports campus in Rustenburg as the Three Lions prepare for their tournament opener against the United States on June 12.

Coach Fabio Capello confirmed his decision Tuesday. He had expressed concern about the condition of the fields during a visit this month.

``The facilities are OK. There were some problems with the pitches but I spoke to people there and they will be OK for June when we are in South Africa,'' Capello said. ``We found Rustenburg was the best place for us. It is quiet, good for security, is close to the stadium where we play the first game.''

Rustenburg, at an altitude of 3,783 feet, is the site of the US-England match, the first official game between the nations since the Americans' 1-0 upset victory at the 1950 World Cup.

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