Anti-World Cup protests continue around Brazil

As the tournament continues, it remains to be seen whether the efforts of anti-World Cup protesters will outshine some superb storylines being created on the field. Brazilian police have taken measures to break up protests during the world's biggest sporting event.

An armed man who identified himself as a police officer tells people not to move any closer to him, as a journalist, right, tells him to let go of his weapon, in a street where anti-World Cup protesters block a route leading to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. After the man fired shots into the air, people moved away and he continued shooting from a car driven by another person as they left the scene. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

An armed man who identified himself as a police officer tells people not to move any closer to him, as a journalist, right, tells him to let go of his weapon, in a street where anti-World Cup protesters block a route leading to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. After the man fired shots into the air, people moved away and he continued shooting from a car driven by another person as they left the scene. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

A man who identified himself as a police officer points his gun at anti-World Cup protesters blocking a road that leads to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. The man told people not come any closer to him, and fired shots into the air which dispersed the crowd. He then continued shooting from a car driven by another person as they left the scene. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

A man who identified himself as a police officer points his gun at anti-World Cup protesters blocking a road that leads to the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. The man told people not come any closer to him, and fired shots into the air which dispersed the crowd. He then continued shooting from a car driven by another person as they left the scene. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Protesters stand in front of riot police in Rio de Janeiro

Protesters stand in front of riot police as they demonstrate against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Protesters run from tear gas shot by riot police in Rio de Janeiro

REFILE - CORRECTING COUNTRY IN BYLINE Protesters run from tear gas shot by riot police as they demonstrate against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Lucas Landau (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A masked protester breaks the windows of a bank in Rio de Janeiro

A masked protester breaks the windows of a bank during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Riot police spray tear gas at protesters in Rio de Janeiro

Riot police spray tear gas at protesters demonstrating against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Anti-World Cup demonstrators walk toward Maracana stadium to protest the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demand better public services in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Anti-World Cup demonstrators walk toward Maracana stadium to protest the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demand better public services in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Anti-World Cup demonstrators march near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Demonstrators are protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demanding better public services. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Anti-World Cup demonstrators march near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Demonstrators are protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demanding better public services. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

A dog passes heavily equipped police outside Maracana Stadium during the World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Anti-World Cup protesters demonstrated near the stadium. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

A dog passes heavily equipped police outside Maracana Stadium during the World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Anti-World Cup protesters demonstrated near the stadium. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

An anti-World Cup demonstrator wearing a gas mask walks toward Maracana stadium during a protest demanding better public services and protesting the money Brazil spent on the international soccer tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

An anti-World Cup demonstrator wearing a gas mask walks toward Maracana stadium during a protest demanding better public services and protesting the money Brazil spent on the international soccer tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

An anti-World Cup demonstrator waves a flag in front of police lined up near Maracana stadium where a World Cup soccer match is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Demonstrators are protesting the money Brazil spent on the international soccer tournament and demanding better public services. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

An anti-World Cup demonstrator waves a flag in front of police lined up near Maracana stadium where a World Cup soccer match is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Demonstrators are protesting the money Brazil spent on the international soccer tournament and demanding better public services. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Police advance on anti-World Cup demonstrators protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demanding better public services near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Police advance on anti-World Cup demonstrators protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament and demanding better public services near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Police advance on anti-World Cup demonstrators demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Police advance on anti-World Cup demonstrators demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Police clashed with protesters marching toward the stadium ahead of the match between Argentina and Bosnia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Brazilian mounted police patrol outside Maracana stadium before the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Brazilian mounted police patrol outside Maracana stadium before the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

A fan lifts a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy, in front of the military police as he walks outside the Natinal Stadium, during a protest against the World Cup, in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Protesters are unhappy about the money spent on the FIFA 2014 Soccer World Cup, which they believe would have been better spent in improving the country's basic services. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

A fan lifts a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy, in front of the military police as he walks outside the Natinal Stadium, during a protest against the World Cup, in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Protesters are unhappy about the money spent on the FIFA 2014 Soccer World Cup, which they believe would have been better spent in improving the country's basic services. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Riot police face protesters during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro

Riot police face protesters during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Lucas Landau (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A protester holds up an Argentine flag during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro

A protester holds up an Argentine flag during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A protester stands in front of riot police during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro

A protester stands in front of riot police during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. The sign reads, "We want schools, subways, trains, buses, boats, hospitals of FIFA standard." Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Marco Bello (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Protesters demonstrate against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

Protesters demonstrate against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro, June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A policeman aims his pistol at protesters in Rio de Janeiro

A policeman aims his pistol at protesters throwing stones during a demonstration against the public spending for the 2014 World Cup, in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. Police blocked the streets to keep demonstrators from reaching Maracana soccer stadium as Argentina played Bosnia and Herzegovina for Group F. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil/Lucas Landau (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

People run for cover as a journalist gestures behind during clashes between police and protesters against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo

People run for cover as a journalist gestures behind during clashes between police and protesters against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Injured Associated Press photographer Abd is assisted during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo

Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd who was injured by riot police, is assisted while sitting in a petrol station during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MEDIA)

A journalist working for CNN is assisted after being injured in clashes in Sao Paulo

A journalist working for CNN is assisted after being injured in clashes between demostrators and mlitary police during a protest against the 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. Brazilian police and protesters clashed in Sao Paulo on Thursday just hours before the opening game of the World Cup, which has been marred by construction delays and months of political unrest. Police fired tear gas and noise bombs to disperse more than 100 demonstrators angry about heavy government spending on the event, a spokesman for Sao Paulo state's military police said. REUTERS/Stringer/Brazil (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MEDIA)

A protester winds up to sling a stone at police after clashes erupted in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Police clashed with anti-World-Cup protesters who were trying to block a road part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match to the tournament. in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014

A protester winds up to sling a stone at police after clashes erupted in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Police clashed with anti-World-Cup protesters who were trying to block a road part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match to the tournament. in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

Members of the media film riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo

Members of the media film riot policemen during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Masked men carry an uprooted street sign to add to a makeshift barricade during a protest by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament

Masked men carry an uprooted street sign to add to a makeshift barricade during a protest by people demanding better public services and against the money spent on the World Cup soccer tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Brazilian police clashed with anti-World Cup protesters trying to block part of the main highway leading to the stadium that hosts the opening match of the tournament. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)