Argentina national team at the international airport in Belo HorizonteReuters

Argentina, France, Uruguay and Ecuador have arrived in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.

The city of Belo Horizonte welcomed Argentina and Uruguay as they landed in the south eastern part of Brazil on Monday evening.

Both sides then drove to their respective training complexes in the metropolitan area of the city. While Argentina will be training at the Cidade do Galo in Vespasiano, Uruguay will practice at the Estadio Joaquim Henrique Nogueira (also known as Arena do Jacare) in Sete Lagoas.

Uruguay defender Diego Lugano stated his team was very happy to see a warm welcome from the public in Brazil.

"We prepared for the tournament at home. It's a major privilege to be able to feel the warmth and the care coming from the public in our everyday routine."

Uruguay, who won the World Cup in 1930 and 1950, will kick off their campaign against Costa Rica at the Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza on Saturday, 14 June.

Meanwhile, 1978 and 1986 champions Argentina will play their first match against Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, 15 June.

Group E rivals France and Ecuador, on the other hand, landed in Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo respectively.

While Les Bleus travelled to their training base at the Estadio Santa Cruz in Ribeirao Preto, the Ecuadorians went to Viamao and will train at the Centro de Treinamento Vila Ventura.

France head coach Didier Deschamps, who was very excited to be in Brazil, claims his players are raring to prove themselves at the 2014 World Cup.

"I'm excited to be in Brazil for the FIFA World Cup. We had a good preparation and the players are ready to go. They look forward to playing in the Maracana stadium as well, where our third group match will bem."

25 teams - including England, USA, Croatia, Spain, Germany, Australia, Algeria, Japan, Italy, Holland, Ivory Coast, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, Colombia, Switzerland, Greece, Russia and Chile - had already arrived in Brazil.

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