Gallery: In The Shadow Of Rio's Maracana Stadium

AP photographer Léo Corrêa recently documented the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mangueira lies in the shadow of Rio's iconic Maracana stadium, but there are deep fissures between the favela's residents and fans that will enjoy this month's World Cup just blocks away. Above, women visit on a rooftop where they can see Maracana stadium from the Mangueira. [AP Photo/Léo Corrêa]

Gallery: In The Shadow Of Rio's Maracana Stadium

[Youths play soccer in the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "I would like to watch a final match between Brazil and Portugal because I'm a fan of Brazil's Neymar and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo," said 13-year-old Alex Silva, a Mangueira resident. "But I know I won't get to because I don't have money to buy a ticket." AP Photo/Léo Corrêa.]

Gallery: In The Shadow Of Rio's Maracana Stadium

[A youth tries to block a ball during a soccer game in the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Less than half a kilometer separates the slum from Maracana stadium, but slum residents will be following the World Cup on television due to the expense. AP Photo/Léo Corrêa.]

Gallery: In The Shadow Of Rio's Maracana Stadium

[In this Monday, June 2, 2014 photo, a youth flies a kite in the likeness of Brazil's flag on a hillside in the Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil is hosting this year's World Cup soccer tournament that starts next week. AP Photo/Léo Corrêa.]

Gallery: In The Shadow Of Rio's Maracana Stadium

[Youth play soccer in the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Less than half a kilometer separates the sprawling slum from the Maracana stadium, but residents will be following the World Cup on television due to tickets being so expensive and hard to come by. AP Photo/Léo Corrêa.]

Gallery: In The Shadow Of Rio's Maracana Stadium

[A woman enters her shack on a hillside next to a landfill in the Mangueira slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Less than half a kilometer separates the sprawling slum from the Maracana stadium. AP Photo/Léo Corrêa.]

Gallery: In The Shadow Of Rio's Maracana Stadium

[Children attend a soccer school class on a court in the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The aspiring soccer stars of Rio de Janeiro's historic Mangueira slum don't have far to look for inspiration. The slum sits on a hill overlooking Brazil's temple to soccer, the fabled Maracana stadium, where legends from Pele to Neymar have played. AP Photo/Léo Corrêa.]

Gallery: In The Shadow Of Rio's Maracana Stadium

[Clothes hang to dry on the roof of a home in the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Less than half a kilometer separates the sprawling slum from the fabled Maracana stadium, where seven World Cup matches will be played, including the July 13 final. AP Photo/Léo Corrêa.]

Gallery: In The Shadow Of Rio's Maracana Stadium

[Kids play soccer using a ball and goalpost made of paper as they wait for their turn to play soccer in a court in the Mangueira slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mangueira's few football pitches are constantly alive with residents of all ages honing their soccer skills. AP Photo/Léo Corrêa.]