On June 10, builders were working overtime at La Caruna's football stadium in Northern Spain, preparing the 34,000-capacity stadium for the first World Cup match between Peru and Cameroon in five day's time.
GV PAN Work in progress at La Caruna stadium in Spain.
SV PAN Workmen erecting brickwall at stadium.
GV PAN Football pitch inside stadium.
GV PAN/SV Monitors for TV commentators inside stadium. (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN/GV ZOOM INTO SV Workmen carrying cement, painting wall and laying tiles inside stadium. (3 SHOTS)
GV Polish team's hotel Porto Cobo (3-star hotel)
SVs Sign reading 'Welcome to the Polish team in La Caruna' and commemorative plaque. (2 SHOTS)
GV Sea view from the hotel.
SV PAN/GV Polish players practising on bumpy pitch near hotel. (2 SHOTS)
SV PAN Polish players.
SV PAN Manager Antoni Piechmiczek practising free kick set pieces.
GV PAN Polish players practising on bad quality pitch while Polish officials look on.
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Background: On June 10, builders were working overtime at La Caruna's football stadium in Northern Spain, preparing the 34,000-capacity stadium for the first World Cup match between Peru and Cameroon in five day's time. The stadium is one of the two grounds where Group One matches will be held in the first phase of the competition. According to the authorities, most of the work still in progress is cosmetic, with all technical facilities now fully operational. The Polish team, who will play two first phase matches at La Caruna, are staying at Porto Cobo, a nearby hotel with a sea-side view. Although accommodation prices have almost doubled for the World Cup, manager Antoni Piechmiczek has booked 41 rooms for his men. On the morning of June 10, the team trained at a shabby ground close by, until heavy rain drove them back to their hotel.