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CBF Spends US$6.2 Million on Refurbishment of New Training Base

01/27/2014 - 09h25

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SÉRGIO RANGEL
FROM RIO

The address is old, but the National Team will have a new base camp during the playing of the World Cup.

The CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation) will spend R$15 million (US$6.2 million) to rebuild the Granja Comary in Teresópolis.

At the serra fluminense, players will get single rooms and new locker rooms. Prepping for the new training base project was helped by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and coordinator Carlos Alberto Parreira, who gave their opinions on various details.

One of the requests was a pool with a piece of glass, to assist physiotherapists from the outside to athletes movements.

Felipão (Scolari) will have the biggest suite and even a barbecue for meeting with the athletes and coaching staff.

Granja's fields are also being renovated. One will have special screens so that Scolari can hold secret practices.

As the base camp is within a private condominium, fans can watch the activities. Without any power to allow access to fans, the coach will use these screens to close off training.

The opening of the new base is delayed. The site should have been ready by December, but CBF now intends to deliver it in March.

Unveiled in 1980, the Granja Comary not receive the main national team since 2009.

Translated by STEVE HUGHES

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Vanderlei Almeida/AFP
View of the works at the Granja Comary Training Center that will host the Brazilian football team during the World Cup
View of the works at the Granja Comary Training Center that will host the Brazilian football team during the World Cup

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