Colombia’s James Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado and Mario Yepes greet supporters before a training session in Fortaleza in the lead up to their World Cup quarter-final match against Brazil on Friday.

Colombia defender Pablo Armero has laughed off suggestions that Brazil are vulnerable going into Friday’s World Cup quarter-final clash in Fortalez(...)

Brazil Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari addresses a press conference ahead of tonight’s opening game in the 2014 Fifa World Cup against Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

“For all Brazilians. I want to say our time has arrived. We want to go together. This is our World Cup. ” Luis Felipe Scolari spoke with the sa(...)

Sunday soccer is a decades-old tradition where  Brazilians of all walks of life play matches that are known as “peladas” or “naked” on the beaches, in the slums, and on the streets. Photograph:  Reuters/Washington Alves

The hordes of schoolchildren that crowd into São Paulo’s wildly popular Football Museum make for an often noisy cultural experience. But even they set(...)