Cuiabá

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Graffiti related to the Brazilian national football team, striker Neymar and the 2018 World Cup, in  Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Fabio Teixeira/AFP/Getty Images

On a drizzly winter afternoon there are few workers visible on the construction site that will eventually become the metro station serving Congonhas, (...)

Juan Cuadrado (right) of Colombia celebrates with his teammates after scoring a penalty   at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. Photograph: EPA

Colombia 4 Japan 1On a night of contrasting emotions in Cuiabá, Colombia marched into the second round as group winners with a third victory in 11 day(...)

Cristian Zapata (right) of Colombia has settled into a sound defensive partnership with captain Mario Yepes. Photograph: EPA

The sun could rise again for Japan at the World Cup if they upset Colombia at the Pantanal arena today although they will also need the result of the (...)

Construction work continues at the Itaquerao stadium on April 29th. The stadium is scheduled to host the opening World Cup match on June 12th between Brazil and Croatia. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

World Cup organisers insist an incomplete roof at Sao Paulo’s Itaquerao Stadium will not affect it hosting matches when the tournament begins next mon(...)

The Maracana stadium in the backround, framed by one of Rio de Janeiro’s notorious favelas. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Name a famous Brazilian. No, grow up. Not that kind of Brazilian: someone world-famous from that vast melting pot of humanity at the other side of the(...)