Brazil riots latest: Protests continue at Confederations Cup matches despite Rio and Sao Paulo leaders agreeing to reverse public transport fare hikes

Riot police use gas bombs and pepper spray to quell protesters in the northern city of Fortaleza

Brazil kicks off: World Cup excess draws hundreds of thousands to street protests

What began as a backlash against bus price rises has ignited thanks to the cost of staging next year’s event

Safety concerns are still an issue at the Maracana Stadium

FA confident that Maracana Stadium will be fit for England friendly against Brazil

The Football Association has insisted that Sunday's friendly against Brazil at the Maracana Stadium will go ahead despite the issuing of a court order last night to postpone the match on safety grounds.

A view of the Arena Castelao

Two fans shot dead as 2014 World Cup stadium is put to test in Brazil

Reports claim fans of visiting team Ceara were shot in head from passing vehicle

Brazilian police face trial over prison 'executions' in 1992's Carandiru massacre

More than 20 years after police in Sao Paulo put down a jail riot by allegedly executing more than 100 prisoners, 26 officers have gone on trial accused of murder.

Seeing double? Brazilian club try to outwit opponents by wearing same numbered shirts

Midfielder Britto and Rafael Silva of Uniao Barbarense both wore the number five

The Tigre players refused to come out for the second half on Wednesday

Tunnel bust-ups and guns spark safety fears over 2014 Brazil World Cup

Argentine side Tigre claim they were attacked by police and stadium staff but Fifa insists finals security worries unfounded

Supporters of Brazil’s Sao Paulo FC cheer for their team before their 2012 Copa Sudamericana final

Fifa confident over 2014 World Cup security despite violence at Copa Sudamericana final

Visiting players claim there were threatened with guns by security officials

Rafael Benitez frustrated after Chelsea concede late goal

Monterrey scored a consolation in injury time

Supporters of Brazil’s Sao Paulo FC cheer for their team before their 2012 Copa Sudamericana final

Players threatened with guns during abandoned Copa Sudamericana final on dark day for Brazilian football

Tigre president Sergio Massa has described last night's abandoned Copa Sudamericana final against Sao Paulo as one of the most shameful days in Brazilian football

Jersey tells Brazil politician's firms to repay fraud cash

A fraud case considered vital as part of Brazil's drive to clear up corruption ahead of hosting the 2014 World Cup and the Olympics two years later has been resolved in Jersey.

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Travel Challenge: A two-week break in Brazil

Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a two-week break in Brazil. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together. Each package includes B&B accommodation, flights from Heathrow in November, connecting flights and transfers.

Cameron celebrates £100m trade deals with Brazil

Prime Minister David Cameron today celebrated UK companies winning trade deals worth more than £100 million with Brazil, as he led a delegation of more than 50 British businesses to the South American country.

Roy Hodgson in discussion with Gary Neville after the recent friendly against Italy

Roy Hodgson: Brazil will be fur coats one day, mossie spray the next

Dramatic temperature changes and huge travel implications worry the England manager

Paralympic profile: Daniel Dyas, swimming

No one can accuse Daniel Dias of lacking the kind of self-confidence that inspires athletes to be the best. The 24-year-old Brazilian Paralympic swimmer won more medals at Beijing than any other athlete, and he is often compared to fellow multi-medal-winning swimmer Michael Phelps.

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