It was so hot at Holland-Mexico in Fortaleza that fans left the stands to watch on TV [Pictures]

Imagine, just imagine, what Qatar will be like.

Fans had to leave the stands in Fortaleza in order to watch the Holland v Mexico match in some degree of comfort.

Those who were subject to the heat, under the most intense glare of the sun, had to find shelter or risk being vaporised.

According to reports, the temperature during the match was 32 degrees Celsius; too hot to play, too hot to even watch it.

The pictures accompanying this piece were put up by Globo Esporte.