Revellers from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school participated in the annual Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome this week, with the World Cup and other popular sports serving as prominent themes.
Football's top international tournament has been the focus of much internal strife in Brazil, but the Rio Carnival saw droves of locals put fears and doubts to one side just for one day.
From Formula 1 to a Usain Bolt impersonator to even some real-life World Cup heroes of yesteryear, here are some of the best pictures from a wild and memorable carnival.
Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi has reflected on his rapid rise to becoming a first-team regular at Emirates Stadium. More »Omnisport - 4 hours ago
The remarkable Leicester City title fairytale might not have happened if the club's owner allowed his doubts over Jamie Vardy to sway him. More »Omnisport - 17 hours ago
Leicester City could pocket anywhere between an estimated £150m and £300m in total revenue this season and next thanks to their fairytale Premier League title win, with financial experts now suggesting it stands to make them one of the richest clubs in the world. More »90Min - 6 hours ago
Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm was so "incensed" during the mass brawl that erupted after Spurs' Premier League clash with Chelsea on Monday night that it apparently took as many as four members of staff to restrain him in the tunnel. More »90Min - 4 hours ago
Stanley Accrington trawls the football media to bring you today's Premier League possibles, probables and no-hopables... More »Yahoo Sport UK - 7 hours ago