Soccer News of 2013-12-17

2014 World Cup: Ghana to set camp in Marceio

Ghana will set camp in the Brazilian city of Marceio during the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
Information gathered by GNA Sports indicates that, the Ghanaian contingent that attended the World Cup draw in Brazil last week firmed up the venue after touring other facilities.
The Black Stars are billed to arrive in Marceio five clear days before the World Cup begins on June 12.
The information indicates that Ghana opted for Marceio as a result of its proximity to the various venues, fine weather plus a few conditions the delegation found favourable to the Black Stars' cause.
A source at the GFA told GNA Sports "The fine weather conditions which is similar to Ghana and all the other cities the team will play influenced this decision as well.
"It is expected that the conditions will be around 29 degrees Celsius at that time, and also proximity and nearness to the venues."
Meanwhile, the Black Stars could set a pre-tournament base in either Europe or America.
Ghana is housed in Group G alongside Germany, Portugal and USA.
The Black Stars will open their campaign against the USA in Natal before meeting Germany and Portugal in Fortaleza and Brasilia respectively.