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