Brazilian football fans swimming in Sao Paulo stadium
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Brazilian football fans take a dip in flooded Sao Paulo stadium

3 March 2011 Last updated at 11:33 GMT

Brazilian football fans took advantage of the torrential rains that flooded Sao Paulo's Morumbi stadium on Sunday practicing their swimming skills.

The match between Sao Paulo and Palmeiras had to be interrupted for over an hour because of the heavy rainfall.

The floods hit several neighbourhoods and highways in Sao Paulo, causing major traffic jams over the weekend.

Footage courtesy TV GLOBO