England footie bosses pitch for red carpet privileges in South Africa

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London, Sep.15 (ANI): England football bosses have sent a list of demands for their South Africa World Cup base, and it includes a computer games arcade.

Keen to stop his players from becoming bored, coach Fabio Capello has asked for a special room with Wii, PlayStations, and other games at the luxury hotel and sports complex which is still under construction, reports the web site 3 AM.

Other requirements at the five-star Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus include extra-long 7ft beds so Peter Crouch gets a good night's sleep, British TV in bedrooms, and an electric security fence around the complex's grounds.

Gareth Simaan, boss of Cradle Hotels, said: "We are working on a daily basis with the FA to meet their requirements.

"We have had quite stringent requirements from England and we are fulfilling every one. The players will not want for anything while they are here - every need will be taken care of," he added.

The complex - near Rustenburg, 50 miles from Johannesburg - will also have 14 football pitches and a medical center.

The 23 players and 30 support staff will take over the entire 82-room complex for the tournament from June 4.

Four presidential suites are likely to go to Capello and key staff.

All the suites will come with king-size beds, 32-inch plasma TVs, deep-pile carpets, granite counter-tops, luxury double-sink bathrooms, and sound proofing. Each room also has a fully stocked mini-bar - but an in-room security system will keep tabs on consumption. (ANI)

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