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2014 World Cup: Flood alert declared in city hosting Ghana-USA game

Published on: 16 June 2014

Officials in the World Cup host city of Natal have declared a flood alert ahead of the Ghana team's debut match against U.S in the north-eastern Brazilian city.

Natal's City Hall declared the alert late on Sunday, following two days of near-continuous rains that reached the area's average for the entire month of June.

More rains are expected throughout Monday.

The US-Ghana match is scheduled for Monday afternoon Brazilian time.

The statement from Natal's City Hall says no deaths or injuries have been reported in the flooding, but residents of two buildings were evacuated as a precaution. Local news reports showed images of a huge crater in a residential street.

The southern Brazilian regions of Parana and Mato Grosso do Sul have also been hit by recent flooding.


  • access says:
    June 16, 2014 02:35 pm
    line up.....Ghana vs USA ========================Kwarasey====================== Opare===========Jonathan========Boye===============Kojo Rabiu==========Ayew============Muntari==============Atsu =========Jordan=================Gyan==================
  • 123 says:
    June 16, 2014 03:20 pm
    From FIFA website: Stephen Adams, Samuel Inkoom, Daniel Opare, Jonathan Mensah, John Boye, Micheal Essien, KP Boateng, Sulley Muntari, Kwadwo Asamoah, Asamoah Gyan
  • 123 says:
    June 16, 2014 03:32 pm
    Andre Ayew
  • Canadian says:
    June 16, 2014 03:15 pm
    I would rather have as a line up: ------------Kwarasey----------- Opare---mensah----Boye----kwadwo/afful Ayew---essien----muntari---boateng/kwadwo ------Waris/Boateng----Gyan----- If waris is fit to play, then boateng on the wing and kwadwo asamoah as lb. If not, I'd like KPB to replace him beside Guan, and for Kwadwo to move up to midfieldwith perhaps afful taking his spot on the back line.