England settle in to plush Euro 2024 base before serious business begins

The word in camp is the luxurious Spa & Golf Resort Weimarer Land has raised the bar from past tournaments

It is unclear whether Harry Kane was acting a little mischievously. The England captain had noted that the Germany squad had departed the Spa & Golf Resort Weimarer Land at the end of May, enabling England to check into the luxury facility upon their arrival in Blankenhain for Euro 2024 on Monday. “They [the Germans] wanted to come back but eventually we got in, so a good job by the guys at the Football Association,” Kane said.

So, England 1-0 Germany. The reverse beach towel! Er, no, not really. Germany were always going to base themselves at Adidas HQ in Herzogenaurach near Nuremberg. It is where they stayed during Euro 2020. They are contractually obliged to do so. They had used the Spa & Golf Resort for their pre-tournament camp, rather as England had based themselves at Middlesbrough’s Rockcliffe Park training ground for their warm-up games.

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