Scramble for world cup base camps

26/12/2009 at 10:33 15 comments


With the 2010 World Cup Final Draw, which took place in Cape Town on December 4 2009 and awed the planet, belonging to the past, the world’s eyes are now focused on which of the nine South African cities each of the teams of the 32 qualified countries will chose as their 2010 base camps. Some of the countries have already decided where they are going to stay:

Australia – The Soccceroos will be staying in Kloofzicht Lodge in the Zwartkops Mountains, situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Serbia – Serbia is contemplating a hotel in Benoni, 30km from Johannesburg, as their 2010 base camp. But only if the establishment fixes certain things.

England – The British soccer team have secured their base camp in Rustenburg, near the Royal Bafokeng Sports facility.

Ghana – The Ghanaian soccer team, The Black Stars, have chosen Nelspruit as their base camp.

Japan – The Japanese 2010 world cup base camp is situated at the Fancourt Hotel & Country Club in George, on of the town along the famous Garden Route.

Germany – The German team has chosen the Velmore Hotel as their base camp for the 2010 world cup. The Velmore Hotel lies in Centurion, situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Denmark – The Danish will settle at the Simola Golf & Country Estate at Knysna

Paraguay – This team’s 2010 base camp first opted for the Point Hotel in Mossel Bay, but rejected the location moved to a location in the KwaZulu-Natal Province

Argentina – the Argentinian base camp will be situated in Pretoria, close to three world cup stadiums (Pretoria and the two in Johannesburg)

South Africa – Bafana Bafana will be based in Kempton Park.

Cameroon – The Cameroonian soccer team has decided to make East London their home during the 2010 world cup. Slovakia has also been reported to consider this harbour town as their 2010 base camp.

The Brazilian base camp for the 2010 FIFA world cup is Bloemfontein.

Italy and the United States both want to settle themselves at the Irene Country Lodge located between Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The Dutch national team will be staying somewhere in Johannesburg.

South Korea is said to have chosen Rustenburg as their base camp.

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