The next World Cup in Brazil in two years' time could present the Football Association with "major logistical problems" my having been out to inspect England's potential options for a base camp, I had to warn them.
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I was part of an FA delegation that visited prospective bases, providing the team qualifies, in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte this month and the size of the country and the differences in climate between the north-western tropical areas and the much cooler south will be a major consideration.
Still, we ain't got there yet have we…