Host City Natal - FIFA World Cup 2014

Catch the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the Host City of Natal


Natal, the capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, will serve as one of the hosts for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. National teams of Mexico, Cameroon, Ghana, USA, Japan, Greece, Italy and Uruguay were drawn to play their games on the beautiful Estadio das Dunas. While you're here to watch world-class football players battle it out for the title, you can enjoy all that Natal has to offer.

Nicknamed Cidade do Sol, which translates to Sun City, Natal boasts an amazing tropical climate with about 300 days of sun a year. It's one of the eight most-visited cities in Brazil, and for good reason. Aside from the stellar weather, Natal offers a perfect variety of beaches like Pipa and Ponta Negra where you can enjoy the calming, clear blue waters and warm sands.


Natal Games Schedule



Match Date / Time Stage   Results  
2 13 June / 13:00 Group A Mexico - Cameroon
14 16 June / 19:00 Group G Ghana - USA
22 19 June / 19:00 Group C Japan - Greece
39 24 June / 13:00 Group D Italy - Uruguay



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Enjoy the World Cup at Estadio das Dunas


Since 1972 natives of Natal have watched players fight for football championship at Estadio Joao Claudio de Vasconcelos Machado. However, for Natal to become a host city for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a larger, more modern stadium was needed, so the city decided to demolish the current stadium as well as a nearby one and start fresh.

The result is Estadio das Dunas, which gets its name from the impressive sand dunes in the area. This new stadium will be suitable to accommodate all of the visitors that will travel to watch the matches, so you can be sure Natal will be an exciting spot to partake in this event.

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Natal Attractions & Things to Do


This Brazilian city is clean, bright and known for it's beaches and fun nightlife. In between watching the famous live football matches, be sure to explore all that Natal has to offer. You can soak up some sun or go for a swim at the beaches then stop by any number of local eateries to sample the traditional cuisine of the area. In the evenings, stop by the bar or pub for a drink to celebrate the World Cup and have a ball dancing the night away. There are also a variety of cultural and historic attractions and buildings to explore in Natal where you can learn more about the city and its heritage.

Whether you've traveled here with a loved one, your family or a group of friends you're all sure to have an amazing time celebrating the best football teams and enjoying one of Brazil's most exciting cities.

Where to Drink and Dine in Natal

Attractions to enjoy in Natal



Accommodation in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte


With over 200 vacation rentals available in World Cup's host city Natal, you're sure to find an apartment or vacation home during the tournament. Make sure to check beach or near the ocean rentals to enjoy sand and water in between games; examples of Natal vacation properties are shown below.

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