The 25th episode of the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Video Magazine focuses on the host nation, where preparations for the global showdown in June and July are in full swing, before looking back on World Cup qualification.

We also take in the delights of one of the World Cup venues, Curitiba, a city with unmistakable European influences that should ensure tourists from the Old Continent feel right at home.

In addition we explore Brazilian fan culture and discover which of the Seleção aficionados’ songs will be heard in the World Cup stadiums.

There is also time for a trip to Recife, where we introduce you to the "Casa da Cultura", a former prison that has now become a cultural meeting point.

To round things off we speak to Zambian football icon Kalusha Bwalya, who reveals the identity of his favourite Brazilian and much more besides. Simply click on the video above to enjoy the 25th episode of the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Video Magazine.