FIFA.com and FIFA TV are pleased to present the ninth episode of the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Video Magazine. In this edition we focus on carnival and football in the Amazon region, as even in the rainforest the game has top billing.

However, before heading to the Arena Amazonia, venue for four group-phase matches at next year’s showdown, we start with a brief overview of Brazil 2014 qualification.

With plenty at stake in the local championship race, we also introduce you to several of the teams in the Amazon region.

Apart from football, this area of Brazil is brimming with other attractions. While Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is one of the cultural highlights on offer in next year’s host nation, the Parintins festival is no less a spectacle.

Take a look for yourself and sample the wonders of the Amazon!