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Germans to build their base on coast for World Cup

December 13, 2013

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany is building its own World Cup base near Porto Seguro in the state of Bahia.

The German Football Federation says the coastal base will be at “Campo Bahia,” 19 miles north of Porto Seguro.

The DFB says the base is “still under construction” and will consist of 14 two-story houses for the players and team officials. A media center and a practice field will be nearby.

The project is financially supported by an unidentified German industrialist family.

The base location allows relatively short flights to Salvador, Fortaleza and Recife. Germany plays Portugal on June 16 in Salvador, Ghana on June 21 in Fortaleza and the United States on June 26 in Recife.

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