Estadio das Dunas in Natal plays host to four,
group stage, World Cup matches.
Natal - Estadio das Dunas
In the group stage, Natal hosted fans from
Cameroon, Ghana, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Uruguay
Natal, Christmas in Portuguese, was named after the day Jeronimo
de Albuquerque redefined the limits of the village by the Potengi River, back in 1599.
The Three Kings' Fort was also named for the day construction on it
started; 6th January 1598.
Natal, one of the closest cities to Europe located in the
Americas, is often referred to as Cidade do Sol (Sun City).
The capital of Rio Grande do Norte has a number of attractive beaches
close by; Ponta Negra, Genipabu, Redinha, Pipa, and Pirangi among them.
Football in Natal
America Futebol Clube,
ABC Futebol Clube and Alecrim Futebol Clube are the top three teams in Rio
Grande do Norte; all of them based in Natal.
2014 World Cup Finals fixtures played at Estadio das Dunas.
Friday, 13th June
Mexico vs Cameroon (1:0)
Monday, 16th June
Ghana vs USA (1:2)
Thursday, 19th June
Japan vs Greece (0:0)
Tuesday, 24th June
Italy vs Uruguay (0:1)
Road to The Final.
The number one reason to travel to Natal is to visit its nearby
beaches and sand dunes.
Natal also has a fascinating historical centre and great nightlife.
Official tourism portal of Natal.
Getting to Natal
Natal by Air
The Natal International Airport
is about 26km from the downtown Natal.
Natal by Road
de Natal is located to the east
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2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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