MANY of Brazils World Cup stadiums are still rife with poverty, stray dogs and ruthless street gangs, it has emerged.
With just days to go before the tournament begins, an investigation has revealed a shocking gulf between the affluent corporate boxes and the impoverished terraces that surround them.
Nearly half the World Cup pitches are yet to remove their feral dogs, while the Arena de Saõ Paulo, which will host the opening match on Thursday, has been the site of running battles between drug cartels and the police which have claimed the lives of hundreds of supporters.
Tony Motta, of the Comando Vermelho gang, said: Only recognised corporate partners are allowed, apparently, and it turns out official FIFA World Cup cocaine provider isnt a thing.
But look, these drugs arent going to deal themselves.
Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: The World Cup organising committee wants everyone to see images of shiny, modern stadiums full of ladies wearing nothing but feathers doing a jiggly dance when their team scores.
But look past the jiggling and you will see a stadium scarred by inequality, corruption and violence. Assuming the stadium has actually been finished.
Meanwhile, the UK government has advised England fans travelling to Brazil to stay away from any matches involving England if they want to avoid crushing disappointment.