Brazilian World Cup host city Manaus has declared a state of emergency as the waters of an Amazon River tributary swell, although officials say they do not expect it to flood.
Workers involved in the construction of the all-new Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo got to play in a tournament at the stadium this weekend. A nice touch.
The 65,000-capacity venue will host six World Cup matches this summer, including the curtain-raiser, Brazil v Croatia, and Uruguay v England (watch both matches live on ITV).
A football fan was killed when he was struck on the head by a toilet bowl hurled from stadium stands as supporters of rival clubs clashed in north-eastern Brazil, police said.