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The Donbass Arena, which hosted France's clash with Ukraine on Friday during a violent thunderstorm, has been deemed unsuitable for the Three Lions to practice on

 James Goldman
 In Donetsk
EXCLUSIVE

England's preparations for decisive Group D encounter against Ukraine have been disrupted by the state of the pitch at the Donbass Arena.
 
A violent thunderstorm brought about a 56-minute delay to France's match with the co-hosts last Monday.

Although Tuesday's game is not under threat, the playing surface has not recovered in time to permit Roy Hodgson's side the luxury of carrying out their usual pre-match routine on Monday.
 
England will now instead carry out their final training session at their Krakow base before flying out to Donetsk, where they will train at the Metalurg Stadium.
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A Uefa spokesman said: "The pitch is in good shape but there is no point taking any risks at this stage. Both teams have played here before so they do not need to get reacquainted with the stadium.
 
"The groundstaff have done a magnificent job to get the pitch in a good condition after the other night but we have asked for both teams to train at the Metalurg Stadium as a precaution."

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