Uruguay's training base for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa will be situated in Kimberley in Northern Cape province.

The national team announced the decision on Wednesday. The venue is located about 700 kilometres northeast of Cape Town, and 500 kilometres southwest of Pretoria and Rustenburg.

Playing in Group A, Uruguay faces France in Cape Town, South Africa in Pretoria and then Mexico in Rustenburg.

Uruguay defeated Costa Rica in a two-game playoff to reach next year's World Cup in South Africa.

The tournament starts June 11.