The turf at Manaus's Arena Amazonia is still going to be shit for Saturday's England-Italy match. It's going to be sandy and uneven and third-rate. But worry not: It's going to look great on TV. Today, workers laid down green spray paint to cover the brown parts.
This isn't unique to Brazil—green-dyed sand was used in Dallas last year for the Gold Cup, so Americans aren't allowed to make fun—but it's just the latest in a series of very bad looks for the most useless stadium in the Western Hemisphere.