England's Euro 2012 base in Krakow, Poland

The Football Association revealed on Monday that the England team will be based in Krakow during next year's European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.

England manager Fabio Capello says the facility is first-rate and is willing to let his players take advantage of their city-centre location by getting out of the hotel, something they failed to do much during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The pitch will be re-laid and there are nearby gym and swimming facilities that the players will have access to. They will be staying at the five-star Hotel Stary in the middle of the city.