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Self-reliance: Germany build own World Cup training base in Brazil

Germany are taking charge of their World Cup base in Brazil.

Germany will construct a purpose-built training base from scratch for the finals in Brazil.

Germany's base - 'Campo Bahia' - is within two hours' flight of the group venues in Salvador, Fortaleza and Recife, as well as other host cities including Rio, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte.

It is being built by a Munich-based property entrepreneur, and the German FA said in a statement the training pitches and a media centre were within five minutes' walk.

Meanwhile, England's choice of a hotel in Rio has been the subject of scare stories about open sewers nearby and security risks from a nearby favela, though the FA insists the squad are completely happy with their base.

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