Gary Lineker has told ITV News how he enlisted the help of Gary Barlow and a host of old England teammates for this year's World Cup song.
With only 100 days until the World Cup, there is concern among FIFA's bosses that Brazil is running behind with the preparations.
Hold-ups happen daily in Rio. Few are as brazen as a gang that robbed hospital staff and patients in a waiting room at gunpoint.
Fifa secretary Jerome Valcke has confirmed on Twitter that Curitiba has been confirmed as a venue for the World Cup in Brazil.
Curitiba confirmed as #WorldCup venue, based on the financial guarantees, the commitment by all stakeholders & progress made.
It’s a race against a very tight timeline. Collective effort by all the stakeholders involved in Curitiba must continue at highest pace.
Fifa is to keep World Cup matches in the Brazilian city of Curitiba, despite stadium delays, a state government source has told Reuters.
Roy Hodgson is visiting Brazil to assess the conditions and facilities for England's first World Cup game against Italy.
The England manager said conditions should be "no more testing" than when he coached Switzerland at the World Cup in Detroit twenty years ago.
Amid worries over the timely and safe completion of the stadium in Manaus, Hodgson said he had "every faith" in FIFA to do "everything they can and need to do to get the games played as they should be played."
The mayor of the Brazilian city where England will kick off their World Cup campaign has told ITV News he was being "ironic" when he said the team weren't welcome in his region.
Manaus mayor Arthur Virgilio Neto had been responding to Roy Hodgson's claim before the draw that the city was "one to avoid" for its fierce humidity and large distance from England's Rio training base.
But the two men have exchanged pleasantries since and Mr Neto now said England "welcome in the Amazon".
He even declared himself a big fan of Wayne Rooney when speaking to ITV News' Brazil Correspondent Nick Ravenscroft:
Fifa General Secretary Jerome Valcke has told ITV News the still-under-construction stadium in Brazil where England will kick off their 2014 World Cup campaign against Italy will be ready for the tournament.
Mr Valcke was among a group of football officials meeting the media at the venue in Manaus, which will today be visited by England boss Roy Hodgson and FA officials.
Hodgson will be introduced to the Brazilian officials with whom he fell out over his comments - made before England were drawn to play there - that the humid city was a "place to avoid".
Hodgson has since written to the mayor of Manaus saying his team's visit to the city will be "one of the highlights of the tournament".
The mayor of the Brazilian city where England will kick off their World Cup campaign has played down a spat with manager Roy Hodgson and declared the Three Lions "welcome in the Amazon".
Manaus mayor Arthur Virgilio Neto had originally said England were "not welcome" after Hodgson described the humid city as a "place to avoid" before FIFA's draw was made.
The England boss, who is today visiting the city's still-in-construction stadium, has since apologised and Mr Neto told ITV News the squabble was "just a misunderstanding".
ITV News' Brazil Correspondent Nick Ravenscroft reports from Manaus:
A union leader at the World Cup stadium in Manaus, Brazil has demanded guarantees for worker safety after a third death at the site within a year.
Workers are unlikely to return to the building site on Monday, said union leader Cicero Custodio, who added: "We have to guarantee the workers' rights and their safety."
A Portuguese man, 55, was killed at the stadium while disassembling a crane used for building the stadium's roof, according to AP.
He was the third construction worker to die at the stadium in the last year. Workers have demanded a strike in response to the latest Manau death.