England will be based in Rustenburg during World Cup

BY foxsports • December 15, 2009

England coach Fabio Capello confirmed Tuesday that his team's training base will be in Rustenburg during the World Cup.

Capello has been assured about the state of the pitches on the Royal Bafokeng sports campus after expressing concern during a visit there earlier this month.

Rustenburg, where the facility has been purpose built, is at an altitude of 1,153 meters (3,783 feet) .

"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."

England plays the United States on June 12 at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg, which is north of Johannesburg.

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