In Pictures: The 2006 World Cup 'circus'


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England have revealed details of where they will be based during Euro 2012.

In complete contrast to the 2010 World Cup where they isolated themselves from the public, Fabio Capello and the FA have decided to base the England team in the centre of Krakow.


Despite protestation to the contrary, the decision to take up residence at Hotel Stary brings with it fears of a repeat of Baden-Baden, where England stayed during the 2006 World Cup in Germany. In retrospect, Rio Ferdinand called it a 'circus'. Here, we remember why.