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.
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 mayor of Porto Alegre in Brazil has revealed his city may be forced to pull out of hosting matches at this year's World Cup over a lack of temporary structures at its stadium.