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Euro 2024 build-up: Shaw trains with rest of England squad and Robertson in training with Scotland



England’s home from homepublished at 16:44

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First things first, though, the England squad will be heading back to their five-star Weimarer Land Spa and Golf resort in Blankenhain – a countryside town in east Germany with a population of less than 7,000.

Hotel owner Matthias Grafe told BBC Sport that the FA had “their own designers” to make changes, including turning the lounge into a massage area, and the restaurant into a lounge.

“It’s very important that players feel at home. So the rooms are styled that they find the family photos and everything there. It’s for them five weeks at ‘home’. So I think it’s very important to have a good atmosphere and feel good.”

Grafe says the England squad will have access to 1,000 acres including forest to walk and cycle in, as well as play tennis, padel or basketball in their down time.

The resort usually has six restaurants, two of which have two Michelin stars, two swimming pools and a big wellness area.

Grafe also revealed that England have insisted the Uefa certified pitches at Weimarer were changed to be “the same grass that’s in Wembley”.

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