Media playback is unsupported on your device

Brazil football stars on latest anti-government protests

4 June 2014 Last updated at 14:17 BST

Dani Alves and other players from Brazil's national football squad have been speaking about the latest anti-government protests in the country.

On Tuesday, a small group of protesters targeted a friendly football match between Brazil and Panama in the central city of Goiania.

The demonstrators, who gathered near the stadium, denounced the huge cost of the upcoming Fifa World Cup tournament, arguing that more money should be spent on public services to ease inequality.

The players said that they sympathised with the protesters' concerns, but hoped they would rally behind the team when the tournament started on June 12.

Video produced by BBC Brasil's Julio Gomes Filho

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.