The British return to Manaus

The Brazilian city of Manaus -- in the heart of the Amazon forest -- hosts its first World Cup match when England take on Italy. Duration 02:44 Jun 13, 2014

Neymar fan sings praises to Brazilian star striker

Roberto Santana is a fervent supporter of superstar striker Neymar. To prove it, he's organised a tour around Sao Paulo on the opening day of the World Cup, with a special hymn dedicated to his hero. Duration: 00:38 Jun 13, 2014

In Lebanon, World Cup fever a break from politics

Lebanon's capital Beirut is awash with flags. But instead of the usual political colours, they're the bunting of World Cup competitors like Brazil and Germany being flown by local mega-fans. Duration: 00:39 Jun 13, 2014

Argentina trains behind closed doors

Argentine team trained behind closed doors at "Cidade do Galo", their base camp in Vespasiano, near Belo Horizonte, some 470 km north of Rio de Janeiro. Duration: 00:35 Jun 12, 2014