After politics and protests, now the focus is on football

There were small-scale protests ahead of tonight's World Cup opening game in Sao Paulo, with hundreds of military police out in force to quell any signs of trouble.

Although many are upset with the cost of the tournament, much of the country is now in party mood, with the attention firmly focused on the football.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers reports from Sao Paulo.

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