Fever Pitch

Outside the stadium and inside the hearts of football devotees across the globe

This month Dazed photojournalists will be in five cities capturing the passion of football obsessives. Check back daily for unpredictable images of people that make the game so beautiful.

July 14th 2014

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Rome

That's right people – LVG has sent Ron Vlaar up for the first penalty kick
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London

A yellow shirt consigned to the bin, along with this Brazil side's dreams
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Rio

An army of loyal Brazilians gather on the beach to watch the third place playoff against Holland
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São Paulo

There's weeping on the TVs, weeping on the streets and in the stadium. Today, Brazil is a river of tears
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Paris

A cloud of red smoke decorates the streets of Paris

Football's Frontline

The full image feed from the Dazed squad

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Selfie time! (OK there's more than one person) South Koreans savouring the atmosphere
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This guy is airbound - he looks like he's doing the highjump as well as playing beach football
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This lady cuts a solitary figure – maybe she's just heard that Neymar is out with a fractured vertebrae
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It's all grimaces and frowns in Rome – Bryan Ruiz has just scored for Costa Rica
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Partying well into the night – Argentina are through to the final in their biggest rival's backyard
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Lazy days - an Italian kicks back in his room and streams the game
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Two Italians get ready for party time, one gets ready to play
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Rio street footballers play into the night aided by floodlights
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Yep - that'll be Luis Suarez raining misery on everyone in England's pubs
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Croatians partying on a Rio beach before the opening game
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Take a bow son, that is beautiful hair
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Sneijder shirt sales might spike after his heroic last minute equalizer against Mexico
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Ready to go. Flags, pizza and crisps
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A Parisian kid packing some serious attitude
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A soundsystem set up to boom out the commentary and stadium atmosphere to people on the street - shame they couldn't beat Mexico
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Early in the game, Brazil fans encourage their hapless side
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Algerians celebrating their first ever World Cup win in the streets
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Painting passion onto the roads
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This village in Rio is managing to contain its very own party atmosphere
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Rows of brightly coloured vodka lollies. It's summer, there's football on, let's get drunk on ice cream
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Muscles from Brussels – Belgians on tour
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Yeah, that's right mate, Sanchez just equalized for Chile
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Squeezing every last drop – a Dutch girl drowns her sorrows after the misery of penalties
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Celebrations on the streets of Rome - Kevin De Bruyne gives Belgium the lead
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Covered in scarves, two Koreans celebrate Igor Akinfeev's terrible blunder
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"I'm not going to look at you, but could I please order everything you have from behind the bar"
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Party time. Italians getting into the swing of things during the match
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A couple embrace under the bright lights of Rio De Janeiro
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A crowd gathers in the heat to watch the Holland v Argentina semi-final
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800 police officers take control in Tokyo as the crowd threatens to swell out of control
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RVP's got off to an incredible start at the tournament – this Dutchman shows his love
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A trio of teenage Brazilians in London pose for the camera before the game
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An inner city pitch in Rio. One man strikes a ball alone.
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Two Brazilian fans in Paris pin flags to their motorbikes
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A sea of absolute glee – Germany have done it, they're champions
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GOOOOOALLL! A couple in Rome celebrate
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I know they take football seriously in Brazil but these guys look intense – no goals = no smiling
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There are some serious gurns going on here
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Sun cream? Check. Brazil flags? Check. Fruit hat? Definitely check.
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An American gears up for the first match against Ghana
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The skies of Rio decorated with tiny flags
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Koreans look on nervously as their team's defence falls apart
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Colombians of London celebrate into the night after their team comfortably beat Uruguay thousands of miles away
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The French are so free scoring that there's not even any point watching
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Ecstasy – a Brazilian clenches his fist in celebration
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Fans singing well into the night during England V Italy
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This lady's feeling it – Colombia have scored a penalty to make it 2-1
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A Brazil fan marks his territory on the streets of Sao Paolo
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Two girls climbing high to get a better view of the game
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Who said high heels and football kit didn't go?
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Algerian fans en route to Switzerland
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A Parisian trio storm the subway
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Inside a bed shop, the dreams of different nations line the windows
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Studious – this neutral analyses Korea's defensive descent and Algeria attacking brilliance
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German ladies of London celebrate their status as world champions
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The tribal war paint didn't work for this guy – France crashed out
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The game's taking off in the US – this girl is entranced
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These Koreans might be smiling now, but their team is about to go 3-0 down in the first half against Algeria
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A Dutch fan gains wrinkles by the second as he watched the nailbiter against Mexico
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This scrawled graffiti looks a bit last minute - just like England's preparations
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It's not all about football - German supporters taking time out to catch some bands
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It might be strange celebrating a loss but the USA are through and the team looks good
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Tom and Yoan from YARD teaming up for some table football in Paris
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This television in a newsagents surrounded by mirrors is providing a seriously trippy optical illusion
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You afford to look this calm if you're French - two heavy wins in two games
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Street footballers take time out from watching the games. One's got a Balotelli do, two are sporting "the Beckerman" and the one in the cap must have a Rooney
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A Rio girl drapes herself in her country's colours underneath the blinding sun
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This guy looks as lost as the Argentinian team - wonder if Messi will pop round the corner and save him too?
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While the Dutch players link arms on the centre circle, people do the same worldwide
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A BMXer flicks some tricks in a Belo Horizonte skatepark
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An Austraiian represents with a cartoon kangaroo cape
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Stoic in defeat, Brazilians accept their humiliation in the Rio rain
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England fans rocking a train in Sao Paulo - good to see spirits are still high
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A Dutchman roars his support during the semi-final
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Despair – a Brazilian in Rome watches a chance goes begging
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A cloud of red smoke decorates the streets of Rome
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No, God please, I can't watch
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He's done well to keep his spirits up a day after the 7-1 trouncing
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A Brazil fan shows her love for Neymar on a Paris bus
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Tension builds at Glastonbury as Holland fight for a winner against Mexico - at least Metallica are on later if it all goes wrong
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Through the keyhole - a glimpse into the life of a football crazy Sao Paulo resident
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Eyes closed, two friends celebrate victory in their kitchen
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This Dutchman has only been in East London for five minutes and he's already grown a Hackney beard
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Sculptures of footballing icons on the Copacabana beach
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Koreans in good spirits despite their team's loss to Belgium
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A football fashion item to die for – Brazil's famous No.10 shirt in crop top form
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Three guys hanging in a barbers watching Ivory Coast's defeat to Columbia
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Got enough snacks? South Koreans going in hard on party treats for the game
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A Belgian fan crowdsurfs over a sea of people
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A German fan can't believe his luck - did anybody see this coming?
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Brazilians look on nervously – their team just isn't performing against Chile
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That's love. An Italian fan gets inked
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Rival fans sticking to separate escalators
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Two Dutch superfans celebrate Depay's winner in the middle of Rome
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In the backstreets of Rome, a Dutch fan smokes a cigarette to calm his nerves
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A secret TV for special occasions – you know, like the most important football games in the world
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Perfectly sculpted bodies on the beaches of São Paolo
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Surrounded by screens – Japanese fans outside an electrical store watching the game
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A London council flat bustling with Brazilians ready for the match against Chile
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Don't cry for me Argentina – a fan weeps into his flag
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A French fan before their 3-0 victory over Honduras
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He may have sung his heart out but it hasn't helped his team – France are out
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A Brazilian celebrates Neymar's goal in São Paolo
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It's getting ridiculous now - France just cannot stop scoring
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The flying Dutchmen! This supporter affords a wry smile as his attack minded team smash their way to another win. 8 goals in 2 games!
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Geezer! Lovely little flag cravat and a shame Jamaica didn't make it this year
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Moshpit! Belgians celebrate victory over Korea at 'Indahouse Connection Belgium Invades Brazil'
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Brazil fans chain smoking in a Rio bar – nerves must be shattered
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That's 4-1 – Brazilians celebrate Fernandinho's goal
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A Korean sounds the battle cry as his team take on the Russians
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Mini home screen
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What a dashing shade of blue! Three space cadets en route to the game
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A player takes a shot on goal on a dusty pitch in Manaus
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Chilling on the forecourt - two garage workers take a time out and catch the game
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Kickflip it! A skater takes a break from watching the game to pull off some tricks
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Modern love – two Brazilians embrace during the game against Mexico
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People just love to get sharp in the barbers and watch the game
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Football mad Rio residents spray painting home made Ronaldo shirts
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If only Thiago Silva was on the pitch – the Brazilian captain has been reduced to soaking up sadness in the aftermath
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A view from outside – Portugal score against USA
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Road trip! Two Brazilians make their way over Westminster Bridge
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This man has an England shirt on all year round
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A Brazilian head to toe in striking war paint
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Happy times – presumably before Georgios Samaras' last minute penalty
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Hair to dye for! Brightly coloured styles in Rome
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Unbearable tension on the beaches - Tim Howard makes another stunning save
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That's it, tops off. Costa Ricans going wild in a Rome bar
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Krusty the Klown finds time away from the Simpsons to get passionate about Uruguay
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A brave decision – this shop owner dons her France shirt in the heart of Italy's capital
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Another one bites the dust - a player goes down in a cloud on a pitch in Rome
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A teenage Korean bellows the war cry before the game against Algeria
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Funk seleção singer MC Guime and his friend Emicida partying in Rio
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Uh-oh, more dreads – isn't Kyle Beckerman enough?
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French fans in Tokyo have their nerves frayed by the encounter with Germany
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Hands of God? Brazilians link up to channel positive energy towards Belo Horizonte
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Red mist descends on Croatian fans - result of a refereeing decision?
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Amazing! Colombia might be out but this is the best thing we've seen all tournament
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Two men battle for the ball in a Rome street, illuminated by the headlights of an oncoming car
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A Brazil supporter shows off her earrings in London
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A Korean chews nervously on a flag as the team fight hard for a draw against the Russians
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This Chilean fan is packing a swagger, and why not? His team just knocked out the world champs!
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Men walking home from a bar on the streets of Rome
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Standing on the shoulders of giants – every USA fan is a hero today
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Italians in high spirits during their team's 2-1 victory over England
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A man on his hands and knees kisses his flag and prays for victory
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Sao Paulo's colours might traditionally be yellow but for the next three days it'll be covered in blues and whites
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An American fan gets his dog on board for the big game against the Germans - the more support the better!
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Afro on show – a Rio girl gets in the party spirit
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There's no escaping Dazed photographers - we followed these Dutch fans to Glastonbury
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Ooh la la – This Frenchman is dressed to kill with a gaze to match
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Brazilians celebrate David Luiz's early goal against Chile
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A lap of honour - This French guy is enjoying a bit of clowning around as his team soar to victory
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It's getting tense – Chile are making it hard for the hosts
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He's happy and why wouldn't he be? Brazil are doing the business. Iluminated by the street light he goes into the night
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An Englishman in Rome laments his team's shocking performance in a friend's house
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This little guy's got the moves – a dancing dog gets into party mode with a little help from a friend
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Brazilians celebrating on the streets of Rome after their team's victory
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Bonjour monsieur! A stylish Frenchman watches the game against Germany
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A skateboarder in Belo Horizonte makes his way across town
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Old school. An England badge embroidered onto a checked shirt
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A Frenchman looking good in the sun on the streets of Paris
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Nearly – Hulk's goal is ruled out for handball
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A skateboarder dons the iconic No.10 Brazil shirt
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Wrapped up in it all - a London man prepares for kick off
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More pain - it's been a miserable tournament for the talented Koreans
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A Barcelona fan in Rome playing video games
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The tower of bagel – a TV sits precariously in a Sao Paulo bakery
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Mexico might be performing this tournament but this guy still looks concerned about something
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High fives – an Italian kid salutes his friend
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Amazing scenes in Paris as people set up TVs in the street to watch the game
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A football crazy Dutch man having his country's colours painted on his cheeks
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A USA fan looks forlorn during the match against Portugal - little does he know he's in for a grandstand finish.
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A trolley full of memorabilia sits stranded on a main road
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So many different faces of despair here – Gotze has just scored in extra time for Germany
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A young German stares down the lens before the game against the US
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Argentinians in Rio watch the stalemate against the Dutch
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England V Italy – table football
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A Dutch fan having the time of his life in Sao Paulo
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Swings in the Italians' favour – a man in Rome enjoys some downtime in a park
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An Englishman sings in a display of defiance, but he's hurting inside
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A Manaus teenager registers his frustration on a dusty inner city pitch
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Hot to trot - a glam Brazilian dons her shades for the game
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It's flaring up in Paris - fans take to the streets to light up the night
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Their faces say it all – a moment of madness from Pepe and Portugal's game is finished
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A Brazilian lady collects her thoughts in a Rome cafe downtown
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Mad skills – a Roman shows off in Italy
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The Hare, Bethnal Green East London
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A nation awaits - can Argentina win it in Brazil?
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It's unbearable to watch – Brazil are behind again. It's been a catastrophic decline for the hosts
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This man sums up the feelings of around 60million people
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An American woman stands tentatively at the water's edge
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A group huddled on the floor in front of a projector waiting for Argentina V Iran
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This guy looks straight out of Brazil's 70s disco scene
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A Brazilian sounds the siren - the games have begun
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TV screens in Rio beam out a sea of yellow
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This Brazilian guru seems to be summoning the spirits in the street
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Anyone remember Abel Xavier? I knew he was getting on, but boy he's aged
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Fans fistpump Pogba's header with ten minutes to go
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An American fan gets the drinks in while a friend shows off his keepy up skills
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Reason to smile #1 -– it's hot enough for a bikini. Reason to smile #2 – USA are through
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The power of football – it was reported that after Jara's penalty miss, over half of Brazilians actually managed to levitate
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A crowd gathers in Paris to watch the quarter final
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An Algerian woman uses the flag of her country to keep warm
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It's just a game after all. Holland and Mexico embrace at the final whistle
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5-a-side battles taking place below a council tower, South London
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Amazing - a lowridin' Brazilian surveys his streets
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Sao Paulo goes crazy, thrilled and bewitched by Neymar's magic
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These Koreans might be smiling now, but their team is about to go 3-0 down in the first half against Algeria
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What a warrior - a man daubed in patriotic war paint loses himself in the moment
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Head to toe in Nike, an diamond geezer proves that he's still got the passion
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Fans head into the centre of Belo Horizonte for Brazil v Chile
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"Why always me?" Balotelli puts Italy in front
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If only there was a German word for schadenfreude – this fan revels in the mauling of Brazil
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Like father like son. Well, not quite - one's backing USA, the other Brazil
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Australians celebrating a goal in Manaus
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We've done it! A fan celebrates Huntelaar's winning penalty kick
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Paris erupts - it's another magical display from France's world class attack
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Two Brazilians watch the game outside a shack surrounded by skinny street dogs
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Patriotic graffiti daubed on the walls of Sao Paulo's streets
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Shirts adorning the walls of the Goethe Insitute, São Paulo
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Swiss fans putting on a brave face in Rome after their tanking by the French
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Preening and passion – guys watching the game and getting new looks
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Beautiful! A Croatian in Manaus opts for floral headdress in her team's colours
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Two old friends catch up in a Rome alleyway
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Awwww, check out these Brazil bros wearing massive grins and even bigger wigs
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People gather round a small television in the jungle
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Slipping through the net - three Italians playing football in a Rome Park
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This is a really budget street cinema but if you gotta watch the game, anywhere will do
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Be careful! Two players tussle for the ball without any boots
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Brazilian fans in Rome crowd a bar to watch the classic South American knockout battle against Chile
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Life's a beach – German supporters discard their team colours for a quick dip
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Tension builds mid-match
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Germany 7 - Brazil 1. These boys look like they've been forced to watch reruns of their parents having sex on the big screen. Truly desperate
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Wild celebrations in Rome
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Off into the night, three musketeers shelter from the rain
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The Dutch celebrate the shootout – Van Gaal's daring substitutions paid off
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Inside the home of a Brazilian showing London his national pride
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Readying for battle – a Japanese fan daubs herself in war paint
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I'm not sure, but I think that man in a blue and white cape might be an Argentina fan
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These Mexicans are dressed for a party but getting ready for bed. Must be the drinking, can't be sunstroke with those sombreros on
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You're looking a bit dog eared mate! Only joking you look absolutely fabulous darling
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Dutch summer lovin' – a couple make their way through London's streets
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Two fans take their seat for England's dead rubber against Costa Rica
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A Brazilian fan working out on a Friday afternoon in Rio
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Pouring pints in Paris beneath a picture of Pele
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A restaurant owner in Rome waits for kick off
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Brazil fans in London covering their cars in paraphernalia and soaking up the sun
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"Right, I'm serious, this is how we should play. 2 at the back, 8 up front."
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Brazilians are renowned for bringing the party – here's how they do it
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The final whistle goes and Germany celebrate a historic vistory
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Pedro Winter, head honcho of Ed Banger Records
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A lone ranger shouts to the heavens for help. Nope, England are still out
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It's celebration time – but not for long
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Koreans in Rome gather to watch the game – Algeria are about to ruin their night
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The agony of extra-time – Belgium show their quality against the brave USA
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Italians wait for kick off in a downtown Manaus bar
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Nice - a Portuguese fan gets ready for the game with two thumbs up
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Maybe it's the glasses but this guy looks studious - a potential master tactician?
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Fans have camped out on the beaches – it's partytime now, Argentina have made it
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Even dogs are getting dressed up for the tournament in Sāo Paolo
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A man stares straight up at the television, praying and hoping that England can turn it around
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Is this everything that he owns? A man walks down a Roman road with his belongings and a giant Italian flag
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Dutch fan in Paris in high spirits. FIVE – ONE!
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The horror, the horror, the horror – another chance goes begging for South Korea
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Party time for the Brazilians of London - the golden boy Neymar's on fire
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A Frenchman studies Onze - an old school football mag
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A Dutch fan in Rome before the Orange boys destroyed the Spaniards
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Just magical. Brazilians playing beach football on a beautifully lit evening
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Sharp do my friend – this Socceroo has a lot to be proud of - his haircut and his team
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These guys are Ghanaian for the day, watching them put up a great fight against the Germans
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Thug life - this guy's celebrating, but wearing that hat should wipe the smile off anyone's face
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Elation! Fans in a merry go round of celebration as Dempsey puts USA 2-1 up
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That is one serious brodown – Americans linking up during the game
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Football is religion – a fan prays for help
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Taking "living football" to the next level
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A man in London exhibits some classic French cool
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Houseparty vibes – a gathering try to will the ball past Ochoa, Mexico's heroic goalkeeper
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Devoted Dutch divas take their place to watch a nervy contest against Australia
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A mother, father and son sit together on their house boat watching the football on a tiny television while Brazilian flags decorate the landscape
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Belgian fans partying in Sao Paulo erupt within a crowd
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A yellow shirt is consigned to the bin, along with the Brazil team's reputation
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Chile beating Spain was such a shock that even cats know something's going on
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The Americans bowed out in style – they may have lost but their fan base is growing by the day. Expect to see even more stars and stripes in four years time
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A child waves a flag in a Manaus slum
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More despair and disbelief for the Spaniards of Rome
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A Parisian shares a joke with a teammate during a game
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Ronaldo's lost weight hasn't he? Guess it must be all that lying around on the beach looking at girls
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It's nearly 50 years of hurt now - 1966 is but a distant memory, unless you've got it inked on your back
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An Ivorian can't watch in Paris – Greece have scored in the dying seconds
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A Sao Paulo skater rests on his city streets
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A teenage Croatian looks forlorn as decisions go against his country
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This Spaniard can barely look as her golden generation and former world champions crash out of the tournament
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A sea of yellow crashes against the banks of the stadium
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A Croatian fan looks on as her team surrender control to the Brazilians
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Brazil are finding their feet in this tournament, in more ways than one
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Brazilians celebrating their rout of Cameroon - some of the football on display was breathtaking
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England fans haven't got much to celebrate now apart from being ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING
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The marketplace covered in signs of support for the Brazilian side
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This Algerian fan looks remarkably calm considering his team have just acquired their first three points ever
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We'll play until morning – a game taking place close to midnight
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Three dudes in Paris leave the metro en route to a party
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A celebratory smoke – USA are through
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They can barely watch – Belgians hide behind the flags as the game moves into extra time
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Hours before England kick off a man battles on the table football pitch
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A Korean in London prays for a goal, but his team fall short against Algeria
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"PROUD TO BE CROAT"
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Football on a TV screen illuminates a drinking spot in Rome
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A man ducks under his jester's hat to give his loved one a kiss
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A Brazil fan captures the atmosphere on camera
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A London council estate covered in England's hopes
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Kids scamper through a favela terrain looking for a flat place to play
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It's all over. Nails bitten and wrinkles gained but Chile's Jara missed at a crucial point – Brazil are through
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Dutch fans celebrate into the night – Van Gaal's tactical masterstroke has paid off and they've won the shootout
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A newsagent sets up a tiny TV to watch while he works
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An Algerian fan kisses his flag as his team showcase their attacking prowess
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Family time – a couple look on as the Koreans demonstrate that they're a really underrated team at this tournament
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I'm down on my knees here! A German gives herself a patriotic tattoo for the day
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Football's coming home! An England fan bares his chest
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Brazilian fans hide behind anything they can – hands, hats, inflatable phalluses
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Pure joy in Rome, German fans embrace as the final whistle goes
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Agony in the final minutes – Neuer turns away Benzema's last ditch strike
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A Portuguese fan smiles before the crushing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Germany
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A Dutch fan brimming with summer spirit
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Argentinians celebrate the victory over Belgium on the beach
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Ready for the fight? A man stares straight into the camera covered in tribal war paint
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England fans making their way through Manaus en route to the team's first game of the competition
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An image of Brazil's greatest hope is beamed out over the beach
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A contemplative England fan illuminated by a dim light
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Every nation under one sky – street sellers make their bucks on the beach
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This guy's doing exactly what England did – p*****g it all away
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Italians in Rome look on as a Brazilian passionately defends his team
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Ronaldo's lost weight hasn't he? Guess it must be all that lying around on the beach looking at girls
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A beautiful Brazil fan covers herself in patriotic costume
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Hide your face away, England have genuinely been that bad
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This girl's got nothing to worry about, the French are flying. Might as well listen to tunes until the quarters
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A rabbit in the headlights – he's just his team miss another penalty in the semis shootout
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A hospital bound Brazilian finds the strength to show support
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He'll be wearing that grin for days - can Germany wipe it off?
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The absolute essential for any holidaymaker, the inflatable Messi shark
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Bathed in dusky sunlight, a match gets underway in Paris
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Getting shirty - this man seems to own every kit ever made!
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This is the life. You know the tournament's addictive when even bulldogs on the canal are glued to it
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A barman looks on nervously as Brazil struggle against the Mexicans
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Pure joy – young Parisians celebrate France's ascent to a position as one of the favourites for the cup
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An American sits glum faced as a happy German celebrates Muller's goal in the background
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We've done it! Fans erupt in Rome as Huntelaar seals victory with a spot kick
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This probably wasn't far off – German goals were being dropped like pennies
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It's Big Phil! Brazilians in Paris salute their leader
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A Parisian man reads up on the tournament so far
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French fans trying to will the ball into the goal but it'll remain goalless against Ecuador
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Hand on heart!
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I really hope this man hasn't mistaken his flag for a hang glider
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A Brazil fan checking the scores on his phone
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He doesn't look like his heart's in that drumming – the nerves of the penalty shootout against Argentina are getting to him
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Jumpers for goalposts – or wheelie bins would be better. A beautiful shot taken beneath Rio's mountains
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Sign him up! A dog joins in during a game in a Sao Paolo slum
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TVs are all over the streets in Brazil - people can't bear to miss the game
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Solitary solitaire - an Italian super fan count cards in his cafe
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A football crazy pub in Rome waits for kick off
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Is that the moon or a football?
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Half time – an England fan nips outside for a quick smoke
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Can't get a babysitter? Just take your daughters with you
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Looks like this guy got picked last and stuck in goal
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He's got a Neymar shirt and he's even trying for Neymar's hair
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A Londoner contemplates England's opening game defeat against the Italians
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This Korean girl is hiding behind her flag - her team are taking a pummelling
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A Brazilian fan admires some sick tricks in a Manaus skatepark
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East London might be boiling hot, but people are still out playing football
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Corea! Corea! Fans singing songs and holding their country's scarves high
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England's defeat against Italy being broadcast on a tiny television on Sao Paulo
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Hmmm, that Netherlands flag tat is the wrong way round mate
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A Spain fan can't believe what he's watching. How could the champions collapse so completely?
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Twin trouble – two Germans together in the build up to the final
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A German flying the flag in Rome after the destruction of Brazil
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Kids playing football in the street in Rome
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A Flamengo FC pinned next to a photo of one of the world's greatest ever players, Ronaldo
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A man in Rome shows of his skills
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This sums it all up. Shock, horror and despair
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"God Loves You" – a German basks in the glory of a historic victory
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Not going to be celebrating for long – Luis Suarez is about to ruin your night
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Brazilians crowd round a tiny television to catch the game
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Hot wheels – a car specially spray painted for the occasion
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Anyone else think that this drawing of David Luiz makes him look like an electrocuted dinnerlady? Or does he look like that anyway?
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Two men peek round the corner to check in on the score
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Only Brazil can be the winners!!!
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Nothing else matters – a Dutch fan celebrates Sneijder's rocket
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Sculptures of footballing icons on the Copacabana beach
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Your arms must be getting tired after doing this seven times. Who said watching football wasn't good exercise?
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Still singing for England – this man isn't going to let an early exit get him down
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Gotta look good for the game. A kid gets a new look in a London barbers while a Brazilian watches the game in the background
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Brazil scraped it – fans celebrate the narrow penalty shootout victory against Chile
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Football might cause despair and heartache but it also spreads love (example here)
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Brazilian flower power fashion
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Madness ensues as Korea celebrates taking the lead
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Flying the flag – even his wingmirror's covered in his country's colours
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Argentinians celebrate Gonzalo Higuain ghost goal - only for it to be ruled out for offside
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Bitburger + sausage and chips – possibly the only collaboration we'll ever see between England and Germany
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Drippin' in bling – an American enjoying the party
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A beautiful array of colour on a Sao Paulo building
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An Argentian celebrates Romero's heroics in the penalty shootout
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A Dutch supporter celebrates RVP's early penalty against Brazil
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This looks a little lonely – a man watches the game in the back of a bar
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Football's a pug's game. This dog is our man of the match
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Intimate. Inside the home of an England fan in Rome
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Yes! Let's go for a celebratory drive - Algeria have done it!
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Substitutes look on anxiously during a game in the suburbs of Paris
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Awwwww - a Dutch couple embrace in a London pub
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A Brazilian waits for his friends before the game
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Absolute despair – England's hopes and dreams slip away into the night
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A Brazilian's eyes nearly pop out of his head as he revels in waving goodbye to the kings of tiki-taka
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Netherlands fans erupt in Rome, they've held their nerve in the penalty shootout
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A small restaurant shows the game and welcomes fans of either side
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American fans in Rome group together to watch the crucial clash against Belgium
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On top of the world – this Algerian party looks FUN!
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Italians applauding their team
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The Dutch crowd out the streets of London to watch the crucial clash against the Mexicans
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A red flare lights up the Paris sky
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A Frenchman takes his time to relax in the pub - the big game isn't until Friday
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Now that's elation – a Brazilian closes his eyes and lets the emotion course through him
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An army of loyal Brazilians gather on the beach to watch the third place playoff against Holland
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Action shot – a sandal tries to take control of the ball on a Rio street
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Kids in Sao Paulo enjoying a game of one on one in a slum alleyway
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Wanna come and watch the game in a car park? Brazilians will watch their team wherever they can
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Board up the windows, I'm not going anywhere for a month. All I need is a television
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Peep show! Two girls in Tokyo taking photos for posterity
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Don't know about you, but I think they'd make a lovely couple
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Huddled round a laptop, three friends tune in
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Sexiest referee in Brazil, no doubt
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I might just be tired, but is there something very surreal about this image?
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This man will be wiping off the paint with tears tonight – France just lost to Germany
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Quick, the game's not started, there's still time for a backstreet pedicure
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A tribe in the Amazon jungle set up their own home cinema and watch Brazil take on Mexico
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A street stall in Rome selling flags before the game
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Dutch fans taking a day trip in Paris - enjoy it boys, your team are en route
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There will be dancing in the street! Brazilians shaking moves at half-time
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A beautiful day in Rio = everyone on the beach watching the games
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"Yeah you see that wig he's wearing? Just get the yellow and green dye out, I want one of them"
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The happiest pub in Rome? Lukaku makes it 2-0
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An Algerian fan awaits - can they secure their first three points?
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That's right people – LVG has sent Ron Vlaar up for the first penalty kick
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An Italian plays referee during a game of street football
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Americans celebrate their team's dramatic opening game victory
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Praying – is there anything more nerve-racking than penalties?
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This Celtic fan just can't choose - as such he's got a shirt for every occasion, a real fairweather fan
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Nice visor!
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A Neymar fan can't tear herself away from the game, looking for her hero to provide the vital spark and carry the team to victory
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An England fan in Rome gets involved with some keepy ups.
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Oh my god! Ron Vlaar to take the first penalty?! We'll celebrate that
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I'd never before considered the idea of a Costa Rica tattoo and now I want one
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OK OK you win, that is definitely the biggest flag we've seen so far, good effort
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GOOOAAALLL! Every face in this photo tells a story
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Lost in the moment. A supporter savours England's equaliser
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Reaching for the heavens – an army of fans crowd to see the game with arms in the air
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These Portuguese fans can't believe it – Dempsey has put the USA ahead
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Italy supporters head for the city centre
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Rio kids playing Pro Evolution Soccer inches away from the television in a convenience store
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Despair and depression in Sao Paulo – the Brazilians can't believe what they're seeing
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A glimpse into the garden of an expectant England fan
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That is some stylish control of the football - have to hand it to him, those are some well dressed legs
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A sea of people watch the game near a Rio beach
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French fans celebrate a hard fought victory against Nigeria
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Croatian fans arriving at Sao Paolo's airport
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Argie-bargie – a sea of blue and white washed up on the shore
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It's sun roof time and the Algerians are getting ready to party - three points in the bag and amazing attacking football on display
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A little kid gets involved with some Pro Evo in between tournament matches
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Elation! Fans in a merry go round of celebration as Dempsey puts USA 2-1 up
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Fans from all countries crowd a Sao Paulo train station
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The final aftermath – empty bottles and a deserted bar
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Costa Ricans proudly salute their team's progress to the next round
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This guy seems like he's made his flag into a hanky - wiping those tears away?
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Hang on, is that Marcelo?
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Sheer relief – Argentina have made it to the final, a couple embrace
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This scene is happening all over Brazil - streets dominated by mini TV parties
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As the police pass by, a man skates towards a photographer in Rome
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Japanese bar workers take some time off from serving drinks to watch the game