England's French base camp for Euro 2016 announced

Monday 07 Sep 2015
England trained in Portugal to prepare for conditions at the World Cup in Brazil 2014

England will be based in Chantilly when they arrive in France for the European Championship next summer.

The Hotel Auberge du Jeu de Paume in the Picardy region, just north of Paris, will host Roy Hodgson and his squad for the tournament in June.

The Three Lions will train nearby at the home of local club US Chantilly. 

Roy Hodgson

Hodgson and his team will train at US Chantilly during Euro 2016

And, after securing their place at the Finals with a 6-0 win over San Marino on Saturday, their choice of venue was confirmed. 

Following diligent reaserch of possible hotels across France, Chantilly was chosen for a number of reasons, including travel considerations. 

"It's a base we've spent a long time preparing for," said Hodgson when he spoke to press ahead of England's European Qualifier against Switzerland.

"We looked at other places in France before we made up our mind.

"We had a very clear set of criteria that we wanted to fulfil in this base camp: proximity to the training ground, the type of town where the camp would be, proximity to the airport and quite a few other criteria.

"When we looked around we eventually came to the conclusion that Chantilly was the one which best filled the criteria."

The Three Lions continue their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign and can clinch top spot in Group E on Tuesday night with a draw against Switzerland at Wembley.

Tickets for the game are still available,  click here to buy online.

By FA Staff