The 2014 World Cup may be taking place in Brazil this summer but that isn't stopping national teams from jetting off to far flung corners of the world to prepare for the quadrennial event.
Portugal, like England, are heading to the United States to help acclimatize to the heat of Brazil and they will be using the facilities of NFL franchise, the New York Jets, while they are there.
The Jets today confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo and co will train at their state-of-the-art Atlantic Health Jets Training Center between June 3-9 in preparation for warm up games against Mexico and Ireland - with the latter game taking place at the Jets' MetLife Stadium too:
"I'm very happy with the conditions we'll have at our disposal in the United States," said Portugal national team head coach Paulo Bento.
"I've visited the Jets training center and I could see that the pitches are very good."
The Jets meanwhile will be holding offseason workouts in early June, but have assured fans that their hosting duties will not interfere with plans for the 2014 NFL season.
The facilities themselves boast numerous practice fields and should be able to accommodate the new personnel.
When they arrive in Brazil, Portugal face a tough group containing Ghana, Germany and the United States themselves, and the number four ranked nation in the world clearly feel that the Jets' facilities give them the perfect chance to prepare:
"We thank the Jets for their hospitality and we have no doubt that the facility in Florham Park will provide the perfect setting as Portugal prepares for the World Cup in Brazil," said Relevant Sports CEO Charlie Stillitano.
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