Picture special: England's Euro 2012 base revealed
Published 16:35 07/11/11 By MirrorFootball
The Football Association have released images of the training base and accommodation the England team will use at Euro 2012.
After being criticised for housing themselves in isolation at the Royal Bafokeng Complex in Rustenburg during the 2010 World Cup, this time the Football Association have gone for a completely different approach.
They will continue to stay in luxury. But this time Fabio Capello and his players will be housed at a five star city centre location - the 16th century Hotel Stary in Polish city Krakow - and make use of a local club ground, whose pitches will be improved to the standard England demand.
"It is an absolute pleasure, on behalf of the England team and the FA, to be here," confirmed Club England managing director Adrian Bevington.
"Fabio Capello was here last week and couldn't praise the city highly enough.
"Everyone who has been to Krakow has an incredibly positive reaction.
"Our aim is to be at the Hotel Stary for a long time. We want to be good tourists.
"Of course, our priority is to have success on the pitch. But we also intend to experience some of the local culture and visit some of the local historical sights in this area."