England team got secret training at military base before World Cup
Their visit to the military base in Devon County was held in absolute secrecy.
As England team was prepping for the World Cup, it was trained at the Royal Marines bases, the television channel Sky News reported.
Their visit to the military base in Devon County was kept in absolute secrecy. The footballers were undergoing endurance training and were taught to survive in real combat conditions – the players spent the first night in the woods trying to get food.
"We wanted to come and put the guys into a different environment, something they weren't expecting," said Gareth Southgate, the head coach, who said the challenge strengthened the team spirit of the players.
England lost to Croatia in World Cup semi-final (1-2) and will meet Belgians at the third-place play-off.