Football - Germany to use tailor-made training base in Brazil

Germany have kept things in the family and will set up their Brazil 2014 World Cup base at a German-built resort under construction in Porto Seguro, north of Rio de Janeiro, the country's football association said on Friday.

Germany, bidding for their fourth World Cup title and their first international trophy since 1996, are eager to have ideal preparations in the run-up and during the month-long tournament starting in June.

"We saw at the previous World Cup in 2010 that short distances between team headquarters, training pitches and media centre are crucial for everyone involved," team manager Oliver Bierhoff said.

The "Campo Bahia" as their headquarters will be known consists of 65 rooms still under construction with a what the DFB said was a "village atmosphere" and well away from the crowded metropolitan areas of Sao Paolo and Rio.

It is also 45 minutes from the Port Seguro airport which Germany will use for their group matches to cities within two hours' flight as they are keen to avoid long trips across the vast country.

The Germans have been drawn against Ghana, the United States and Portugal in Group G. They face Portugal in Salvador on June 16 before traveling to Fortaleza to face Ghana on June 21 and finishing off in Recife against the United States five days later.