World Cup Teams Pick Training Grounds

Brazil is Huge!
Brazil is Huge!

Planning a trip to Brazil for the World Cup? Want to stay close to your national team and check out them training? you’re in luck! Most of the 32 countries playing in this year’s tournament have picked their bases and most are in or around Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Only a few ventured north or south of the two main Brazilian cities:

See how most teams are in SP and RJ?
See how most teams are in SP and RJ?

In the next couple of weeks I will be updating this blog with insight on some of the cities that will be hosting these national teams.  Funny insight: South Korea has picked one of the most amazing, yet remote places to stay for their training camp: Iguassu Falls!

Team camps:
Algeria is staying in Sorocaba, SP

Sorocaba is the eighth largest city in the state of São Paulo. It was founded in 1654 and is located in the southeast region of the state, about 90km from the capital. Outside the Greater São Paulo region, it ranks behind only Campinas, São José dos Campos and Ribeirão Preto. Good location, near the airport so they have a quick getaway home. (Wikipedia)

Australia is staying in Vitoria

Vitoria is the capital of the state of Espírito Santo. It is located on a small island within a bay where a few rivers meet the sea. It was founded in 1551. The city proper. In 1998, the United Nations rated Vitória as the fourth best state capital in Brazil to live in, rating cities on health, education, and social improvement projects. Smart choice, since Vitoria is a bit like Australia: sunny and fun! (Wikipedia)

Argentina is staying in Vespasiano

Vespasiano is a city located in the state of Minas Gerais. The city close to Belo Horizonte. Historic place, but if you ask most Brazilians about it, they will say “Eh?” (Wikipedia)

Belgium is staying in Mogi das Cruzes

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Bosnia-Herzegovina is staying in Guaruja

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Brazil is staying in Teresopolis

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Cameroon is staying in Vitoria

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Chile is staying in Belo Horizonte

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Ivory Coast is staying in Aguas de Lindoia

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Colombia is staying in Cotia

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Costa Rica is staying in Santos

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Croatia is staying in Mata de Sao Joao

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Ecuador is staying in Viamao

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England is staying in Rio de Janeiro

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France is staying in Ribeirao Preto

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Germany is staying in Santa Cruz Cabralia

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Ghana is staying in Maceio

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Greece is staying in Aracaju

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Honduras is staying in Porto Feliz

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Italy is staying in Mangaratiba

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Iran is staying in Guarulhos

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Japan is staying in Itu

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South Korea is staying in Foz do Iguacu

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Mexico is staying in Santos

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Netherlands is staying in Rio de Janeiro

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Nigeria is staying in Campinas

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Portugal is staying in Campinas

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Russia is staying in Itu

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Spain is staying in Curitiba

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Switzerland is staying in Porto Seguro

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Uruguay is staying in Sete Lagoas

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United States is staying in Sao Paulo

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Source: http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/World-Cup-teams-pick-camps-near-Sao-Paulo-and-Rio-5194386.php

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