Officials responsible for the stadium hosting the opening game of the 2014 World Cup have admitted there is still much work to do before the venue is ready.
The modern football superstar, ladies and gentlemen.
With Luis Felipe Scolari lacking genuinely quality striking options ahead of this summer's World Cup, former Manchester City striker Jo could easily have a major role to play. Simeon Gholam takes a look at the Brazilian target man.
This is an edited extract from 'And Gazza Misses The Final', a collection of minute-by-minute reports from classic World Cup matches written by Rob Smyth and Scott Murray (Constable, £8.99).
The book includes 22 full games – starting with Brazil v Uruguay in 1950 - and a series of magic minutes involving Pele, Benjamin Massing and other greats. Below is an account of the 1970 final between Brazil and Italy, played in Mexico City before 112,000 spectators.
Brazilian midfielder Nelinho scored one of the World Cup's finest goals in the 1978 third place play-off match against Italy.