Brazil to use Tottenham Hotspur training facilities ahead of World Cup

Brazil have signed an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur to use the Premier League club’s facilities ahead of this year’s World Cup in Russia.

The five-time World Cup winners are due to play against Croatia on June 3 at an English venue yet to be confirmed, before taking on Austria a week later in Vienna.

As part of their preparation for these fixturs, the final two before they kick off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on June 17, the Selecao will train at the newly completed Lodge at Hotspur Way.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a statement: “In addition to the friendlies, a partnership has been made official with Tottenham, who will make their facilities available for training as from May 28.

“The Selecao will have a gym, swimming pool and two official-size football pitches available to them, as well as a recently built hotel inside the training centre.”

Brazil, who are in Group E alongside Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia, will face World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly in Moscow on Friday before locking horns with reigning champions Germany in Berlin four days later.