09/06/2014 04:40 BST | Updated 09/06/2014 04:59 BST

England's Rio World Cup Training Camp (PICTURES)

England chose Rio de Janeiro as their World Cup training camp, and they will be based at the Urca military base.

Forte de Urca is at the foot of Sugar Loaf mountain, and England's players will be guarded by heavily-armed troops manning stop-and-search checkpoints at the military camp.

The 1970 Brazilian World Cup squad also prepared for their glorious finals at the same base.

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England will be based in Rio de Janeiro throughout the World Cup

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