England World Cup Players Visit Rocinha Favela in Rio: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The England World Cup squad yesterday paid a visit to the Rocinha favela community in Rio de Janeiro as they begin their preparations in earnest. The players touched down at Galeão (GIG) International airport early on Sunday morning following a training period in Miami, Florida.

After spending Sunday relaxing and taking some down time on São Conrado beach, the squad have made attempts to engage with the community around where they will be based during the World Cup. Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?