Riot police patrol protests on World Cup city streets

Squads of riot police patrolled protesters who took to the streets in Brazilian city of Porto Alegre ahead of today's match between Australia and the Netherlands in the city's Beira-Rio stadium.

Riot police line up in Porto Alegre ahead of the World Cup match Credit: RTV

Police followed groups of demonstrators who waved flags and chanted slogans in a show of anger amid widespread discontent towards the football tournament.

Protesters chanted slogans as they marched through the streets Credit: RTV

Many Brazilians are angry at the vast sums of money poured into the World Cup, which they would rather see put into public services such as education and health.

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Ghana send Muntari and Boateng home from World Cup 'for indiscipline'

Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng have been expelled from Ghana's World Cup squad for disciplinary problems. The announcement comes just hours before Ghana play Portugal in their crucial final game in Group D.