NEW YORK – The World Cup will be held in 12 cities across Brazil from June 12 through July 13, here’s a taste of what life is like and how they are preparing in some of those cities.
A boy jumps rope on Third Street of the Alvorada neighbourhood, which is painted with the logo of the Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) and decorated for the 2014 World Cup, in Manaus.
People watch as a goalkeeper fails to stop a penalty kick during a soccer tournament in Sao Pedro community, near Manaus, Brazil.
People take part in a soccer match held at the Tavares Bastos slum in Rio de Janeiro.
A general view of the Claudio Coutinho stadium (R) with the Pao de Azucar hill (L) at the School of Physical Education by Brazilian Army in the Sao Joao Fortress in Rio de Janeiro.
A boy rides his bicycle along Third Street of the Alvorada neighbourhood which is decorated for the 2014 World Cup in Manaus.
A small monkey sits atop the head of a woman in the Tatuyo indigenous community near Manaus, Brazil.
A girl is bathed by her sisters outside their floating house in the ‘Lago do Janauari’, near Manaus, Brazil.