Dutch football team arrives in Brazil
The Dutch football team landed in the Galeano International Airport, Rio de Janeiro at about 10:40 am Central European Time and 5:40 am of the Brazilian time. They were welcomed to the World Cup's capital in Portuguese by the captain of the Air France plane just one week before their first match in the football tournament, a tie-up with Spain on Friday. After flight AF 0442 landed in Rio de Janeiro, Oranje went by bus to the Caesar Park Ipanema Hotel, where they will be based during the World Cup. On their way they were accompanied by police, many of whom are now present around the hotel as well.
The chief trainer of the Dutch football team, Louis van Gaal started the first training on South American ground a couple of hours after the footballers had set up in their Brazilian residence. The training took place on the Flamengo training field. Dutch football stars had a really warm, even a hot welcome in Brazil. In the next few days there will be a heat wave in Rio, with air temperatures of about 30 degrees.