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World Cup Brazil 2014: Ghana lines up Netherlands friendly

Football - Ghana will play an international friendly match against the Netherlands in Rotterdam on 31 May, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced on Tuesday. The match to be played in at the Feyenoord Stadium will be part of the preparations of the national team, the Black Stars, for the World Cup that begins on 12 June in Brazil, GFA said on its website.

'We have concluded an agreement to play a high-profile friendly as part of our preparations for the 2014 World Cup,' GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi said.

He added: 'The Black Stars will play Holland in Rotterdam in May to give us the tough test we need ahead of the World Cup.

'Holland are ranked ninth in the world and are one of the giants in football. Playing them will help the players and technical team prepare for the tournament in Brazil.

'We want to leave no stone unturned in our preparation for the World Cup and we believe the match against Holland will help us a lot in this direction.”

Ghana have been drawn in Group G, dubbed the group of death, to play the United States, Germany and Portugal.

Pana 29/01/2014