Adriana Lima Stars in Kia Ads to Promote World Cup to Americans

Adriana Lima, the Brazilian model, has been featured in Kia ads to draw Americans’ attention to the World Cup.

“In my country, this is football,” she says in one of the ads to a group of American football players while holding a soccer ball.

She’s been featured in a number of other ads.

One of the top featured advertisements on Twitter Saturday features the Victoria’s Secret model.


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS World Cup update: Brazil police investigate rape of American woman 

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say they are investigating the alleged rape of an American woman visiting the Brazilian World Cup host city of Cuiaba.

The police department says in a statement the 24-year-old woman told them she was attacked Friday night after the Chile-Australia match.

She told police she was sleeping in the house of someone she had met in a party held to celebrate Chile’s victory when she was attacked. Her screams woke up her boyfriend and scared away the rapist.

Police say she was treated at a local hospital and is now in the care of representatives of the U.S. Embassy.

The embassy said in a brief statement it was aware of the incident but because of the Privacy Act it could not share information about a U.S. citizen without his or her written permission.