Not only does Roy Hodgson have to worry about navigating England out of the ‘group of death’ at this summer’s World Cup, now he also has to worry about spies stealing his tactical masterplans.

England’s World Cup training base is at a supposedly secluded military college near Urca, a suburb of Rio.

The good news is that the base is located next to a beautiful, quiet beach, ideal for players to take a dip in the sea to cool off after a tough session.

But the bad news is that the Three Lions’ Group D opponents Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica will be able to spy on their training sessions from the top of Sugarloaf mountain – which overlooks the training facilities.

And they can do this just by paying £16 for a cable car ride to the top.

Although, we reckon after watching Roy Hodgson’s side and his predictable tactics for almost two years, they would be better off keeping the £16 and having a couple of beers instead.

England training base

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