Sao Paulo

CITY: Sao Paulo STADIUM: Arena Corinthians (capacity 65,000). Serious doubts have emerged about the stadium which is due to host the opening match of the tournament after a crane collapsed on the site, killing two workers. Sao Paulo is the spiritual birthplace of football in Brazil, but its unpredictable weather may turn off visitors. The south-eastern city is known as the Terra da Garoa (Land of the Drizzle) because of the almost incessant rain that falls there. A bit like Brazil's version of Manchester.