The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be here before you know it. The road to the big event has been a rocky one for Brazil. There are concerns about stadiums being finished on time, vandalism, and rioting. Last week a crane collapsed on one of the stadiums that was near completion.
Leading up to the World Cup we will be showcasing imagery from Brazil to help you stay tapped in to what is going on. Guests with Brazuca ball during the adidas Brazuca launch at Parque Lage on December 3, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazuca is the Official Match Ball for the FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil. Tonight adidas revealed brazuca to the world in the stunning setting of Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro. The reveal was part of a spectacular light projection supported by global footballers Seedorf, Hernane and FIFA World Cup Winner Cafu. Hundreds of guests and celebrities were treated to this one off experience, which launched the Official FIFA World Cup Ball for Brazil 2014. For more information visit: news.adidas.com/worldcupOMBÊ (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images for adidas) A woman dressed in Carnival attire poses on a photo shoot as a boy looks on in Arpoador on December 9, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil is gearing up to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) An injured fan is carried on a stretcher after clashes with team fans during a Brazilian league soccer match between Atletico Paranaense and Vasco da Gama in Joinville, southern Brazil, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. A key Brazilian league match was stopped Sunday after fans started fighting in the stands and a helicopter had to land on the pitch to airlift a seriously injured man. A doctor said two other fans were hospitalized in serious condition and one was treated for a minor injury at the stadium. (AP Photo/Carlos Moraes, Agencia O Dia) In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, an image of Brazuca, the official 2014 World Cup soccer ball, is projected during a 3D presentation at its unveiling in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The eyes of soccer focused Friday on the final draw that determined where, when and, most important, who the 32 teams will play at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The ceremony was televised live to more than 190 countries from the Atlantic beach resort of Costa do Sauipe. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) Construction continueson the Arena Das Dunas venue for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil on December 8, 2013 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) People walk along a beach next to the ocean at sunset ahead of the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 4, 2013 in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Pele (R) attend a Subway press conference to promote healthy living and lifestyle among children on December 04, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Rafael Neddermeyer/Getty Images) A fisherman tosses his net into Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, which will host rowing and canoeing events in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on December 3, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The picturesque lagoon is challenged by environmental problems including sewage, pollution, poor drainage and chronic fish die-offs. Close to 70 percent of the sewage in Rio drains untreated and sometimes drains into the waterways which will host Olympics events. Rio's Olympic committee has said it will fix the pollution issues before the events. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (C) poses for photos in Rio de Janeiro with former Brazilian Presidents Jose Sarney (L), Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2nd L), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (2nd R) and Fernando Collor (R) before flying to Johannesburg to attend the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela, December 9, 2013. REUTERS/Roberto Stuckert Filho/Brazilian Presidency/Handout via Reuters (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 09: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) greets Mark Parker, President and CEO of NIKE, Inc., at the Clinton Global Initiative Latin America meeting at the Copacabana Palace Hotel on December 9, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meetings bring together political and business leaders and this is the first time the event is being held in Latin America. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Officials and media proceed down the players' entrance to the pitch during a tour of the Arena Sao Paulo stadium, known as "Itaquerao" in Sao Paulo December 8, 2013.The stadium will host the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer championship. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) Justin Timberlake performs on stage during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival on September 15, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images) A workman installing grass in the Arena Sao Paulo stadium, known as "Itaquerao" stands on the pitch as construction continues in Sao Paulo December 8, 2013. Damage to the roof from last month's crane collapse can be seen in the center of the photo. The stadium will host the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer championship. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 08: Couple Ingrid (L) and Tamires embrace before marrying at what was billed as the world's largest communal gay wedding on December 8, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 130 couples were married at the event which was held at the Court of Justice in downtown Rio. In May, Brazil became the third country in Latin America to effectively approve same-sex marriage via a court ruling, but a final law has yet to be passed. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 8: Volkswagen Kombi minibuses are lined up during an exhibition of the vehicles on December 8, 2013 in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. The event celebrates the last of the iconic Volkswagen minibuses to come off the assembly line in Brazil, which was the last country to manufacture them. (Photo by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images) RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 07: Revelers perform on the 'Samba Train' on December 7, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 'Samba Train' takes samba lovers once per year via a commuter train to the neighborhood of Oswaldo Cruz to dance while marking the National Day of Samba. Samba is considered Brazil's national rhythm and can be traced to Brazil's slave trade from West Africa. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 07: A man wears a Nelson Mandela shirt following the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela on December 7, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mandela visited Brazil, a country with deep ties to Africa, twice. Mandela was a leader that helped conquer apartheid in racially divided South Africa after being jailed for his activism for decades. He was South Africa's first black president. He died yesterday at the age of 95. on December 7, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) General view of the extensive renovations at Sao Paulo International airport in Guarulhos September 25, 2013. Brazil insists its airports will be ready for up to 600,000 foreign visitors during next year's World Cup, but an internal report said severe overcrowding and long flight delays are likely, with passenger traffic exceeding capacity by as much as 50 percent even if extensive renovations are finished on time. The report, prepared by the sports ministry with the help of outside consultants, dates back to March 2011. Reuters recently reviewed the full report, including its forecasts on air traffic that the government never made public. Senior officials in President Dilma Rousseff's government say the forecasts in the 2011 report are now outdated, thanks in part to major renovations underway at airports in all 12 of the World Cup's host cities. Picture taken September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP TRANSPORT BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)