England choose Royal Bafokeng as base

ENGLAND have chosen the Royal Bafokeng Sports Complex as their base camp during the 2010 Fifa World Cup finals.

ENGLAND have chosen the Royal Bafokeng Sports Complex as their base camp during the 2010 Fifa World Cup finals.

Representatives of the two parties have already agreed in principle that Fabio Capello's charges will stay in the platinum province.

The massive demands sent to Bafokeng by the Football Association of England include a computer games arcade and plasma televisions for the 23 players and 30 officials.

The rooms of this five-star complex must also have British television channels in the bedrooms and an electric security fence around it.

The complex will have 14 sportsgrounds and a medical centre.

The Netherlands have already informed the Local Organising Committee that they want to be based in Sandton and Brazil have fallen in love with Bloemfontein.

Bafana Bafana are still to decide but might retain a Parktown hotel as their base camp, as they did during the Confederations Cup.

The team used the same hotel when they won the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations as hosts.

Most of the teams are waiting for the draw in Cape Town on December 4 before confirming their bases.

Other countries that have qualified include South Korea, Spain, Paraguay, North Korea, Australia and Ghana.

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