Tomorrow the world comes alive, when the largest sporting event in history kicks off in Brazil. Over the next four weeks an eclectic squad of Dazed photojournalists will be focused entirely on documenting the other side of the game – shooting the passionate outsiders who live and breathe football, the lovers who would do anything for their sport. Our team will be roaming around Rio, São Paulo, Paris, Rome and London finding the untold stories and getting inside the hearts of communities consumed by football fever.
Whether it be fans descending on the opera house of Manaus, the Korean villages of London erupting with joy or kids emulating their idols in the Parisian suburbs, we will be there looking deep inside the hearts of the devoted fans who create the weird and wonderful culture that surrounds the game.
Check Dazed Digital for our daily photo feed from each city and #dazedfeverpitch on Instagram to see the world’s greatest spectacle from an entirely different perspective.
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