As with this summer, six years ago, England opted to base themselves in an accessible location for a major tournament, the rather genteel spa resort of Baden Baden, close to the Black Forest.
However, England's presence was completely overshadowed by that of their glamorous wives and girlfriends, who became a magnet for photographers and a massive distraction.
Poland's second city Krakow may not hold the same appeal and, a combination of the logistical difficulties of getting to matches taking place in Ukraine - a two-hour flight away - and the potential for racism has led some families to make a decision to stay away altogether.
Whether the lure of Brazil in 2014 raises the WAGs issue once more is open to debate.
Neville, part of that England squad in Germany which bowed out to Portugal in a quarter-final penalty shoot-out, is confident those chaotic scenes are a thing of the past.
"That won't happen again," he said.
"The FA learned from the experience in 2006. The England team did. The England players did.
"That wasn't ideal for anybody.
"It was symptomatic of the times. Between 2002 and 2007 everyone got carried away with everything in life.
"It is a different world now and those mistakes won't happen again under any manager or any regime. The platform won't be given.
"We are managing it this time in a completely different way. We are here to play football. We are here to work."
England's response to Baden Baden was to shut their players away in the relative isolation of Rustenburg in South Africa.
That did not work either, with many players complaining of boredom.
So, when they leave England on June 6, they will do so for the centre of a city with approximately 750,000 inhabitants.
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