Germany to build custom WC camp
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The German Football Association (DFB) is to build its own World Cup camp in Brazil, the DFB confirmed on Friday.
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The DFB had been looking for a hotel to take up quarters, but could not find the ideal place so will now create a custom base in Santo Andre, in the state Bahia.
The resort will have 13 houses for the Germany players and staff, while the camp -- dubbed ‘Campo Bahia’ -- will come with a pitch and a private media centre.
‘Campo Bahia’ is 30km away from the holiday resort Porto Seguro, and currently can only be reached by an old ferry crossing the river Joao di Tiba.
The nearest airport is some 15km away, which will make it easy for the Germany team to begin their journeys to the distant cities of Salvador, Fortaleza and Recife, where their Group G games will be played.
The multi-million project will be financed by sponsors and ready in time for the World Cup, with the DFB on Friday confirming that the 'Campo Bahia' will be ready by March 2014.
The Germany team is expected to arrive in Brazil on June 8, eight days before their first group game against Portugal in Salvador.
After the 2014 World Cup, the 'Campo Bahia' will not be abandoned but used as a sport and nature resort instead.
All nations participating at the finals have to confirm to FIFA where their camps will be by Dec. 18, 2013.