England reveal Euro 2012 base

The English FA have revealed that the England team will stay at the Hotel Stary in Krakow, Poland for their Euro 2012 European Championships campaign.

The decision has been scrutinised straight away, as the nearest fixture is 150 miles away, and the hotel is located in a busy, city centre location.

Fabio Capello faced a difficult decision when choosing a base for his side, as the players complained of boredom in their isolated Rustenburg home for the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

However with reports that the Hotel Stary is surrounded by restaurants and bars, and that it is a noisy and public area, the selection seems less than ideal for a side who are looking to prepare for an international sports competition.

If England are drawn in Group D along with co-hosts Ukraine, they could face a trip of almost 800 miles to play in Donetsk, but this is a problem that most countries will face due to the size of the two host countries combined.

By Gareth McKnight