Photograph By AP Photo/Leo Correa
A pet rooster named Paquita Fred poses next to a replica of the World Cup trophy in front of Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. The 11-year-old rooster sports a cape with the colors of the Brazilian national soccer team and a medallion of the local Fluminense soccer club. His namesake is Fred, the Brazilian footballer who is a striker for Fluminense and is now one of the members of the national soccer team. The World Cup soccer tournament started Thursday.