No wonder many European football teams have for years been choosing Cyprus as their destination in preparation for the next season, as have women’s teams, school teams and special interest teams. These include Ipswich Town FC (England, in Premier League 2002), AIK (Sweden), AC Sparta Praha (Czech Republic), Crystal Palace (England) and FC Dinamo Moscow (Russsia). They are a common sight on the island’s sandy beaches exercising those leg muscles and building up stamina.Most stadiums are grass first and second division football fields and athletics facilities with floodlighting and all facilities.Training pitches are also available in all towns and resorts, some attached to the stadiums. What’s more you can have all your medical needs met, including physiotherapy, sports massage and anti-doping tests. Medical standards in Cyprus are high, as most practitioners are trained in Europe or the USA, while medical diagnostic centres are modern and well equipped and almost all brands of pharmaceuticals are available.