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World Cup: Germany to build own training base in Brazil

 

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Three-time World Cup winners Germany will use a purpose-built training base in Brazil during next summer's finals according to reports.

The under-construction venue, which will be developed by a Munich property firm, will cover 15,000 square metres and will have 60 bedrooms, a training pitch as well as a fitness centre.

A football youth academy and an orphanage will also be built on the site, 30km north of Porto Seguro.

The DFB said the Campo Bahia base is within two hours' flight of the three cities - Salvador, Fortaleza and Recife - where Germany will play their Group G games at the tournament.

Joachim Low's team face Portugal on 16 June, Ghana on 21 June and the United States on 26 June.

"Bearing in mind the size of the country and the considerable distances between each tournament venue, it was important for us to minimise the strain of travelling to and from matches as much as possible," said Germany national team manager Oliver Bierhoff.

"Ac­cli­mati­sati­on and recovery will also play a major role at this World Cup, and our camp offers ideal conditions in these respects.

"Due to the early kick-off times and the heat and high humidity expected in Salvador, Fortaleza and Recife, we looked for a base where the players could adapt effectively to the kind of things they can expect to encounter during each match."

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