Chris Coleman choose Brittany as Welsh base for Euro 2016

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Wales will be based at the coastal resort of Dinard in Brittany for their first major tournament appearance in 58 years at Euro 2016 next summer.

The Welsh boss Chris Coleman has been casting his eye over a number of potential locations at which to base his squad for what will be an historic campaign.

Coleman has settled on the remote, seaside resort which boasts an on-site fitness centre that includes three indoor swimming pools, steam room, gym and recuperation facilities at the Novotel Thalassa Dinard.

The nearest Euro 2016 venue is 250kms away in Paris while Wales will be forced to travel more than any other team during the group stages with their Group B games to take place at Bordeaux in the west, Lens in the north and Toulouse in the south.

Wales have been drawn alongside neighbours England, Russia and Slovakia in Group B.

Travel problems will be alleviated somewhat with the base at Dinard being just a 15-minute drive from Dinard Pleurtuit Saint-Malo Airport.

Dinard is an ideal platform for Coleman and his Welsh squad to base their campaign, according to the Welsh FA, ahead of Wales’ first appearance in a major tournament since the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.

“It has world class spa and recuperation facilities and an exclusive self-contained wing that will house Chris Coleman’s squad and will create the best possible environment prior to and during UEFA Euro 2016,” said a Football Association of Wales statement.

The Welsh will begin with a game against Slovakia in Bordeaux on June 11th and they are 2.30 to start with a win. Wales are 1.50 to qualify from Group B and 4.33 to top the section.

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