World Cup teams pick 'palaces', wellness resorts, uni digs

World Cup teams pick 'palaces', wellness resorts, uni digs

The 32 football teams taking part in this year's World Cup will be based in copies of Arabian palaces, in wellness resorts and luxury hotels where alcohol is banned, FIFA said Tuesday.

According to a list released by the sport's world governing body, 24 of the teams will be in bases -- hotels but also university lodgings -- concentrated around the capital.

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All teams have chosen to stay in the tiny Gulf state for the tournament which starts on November 18.