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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That's right people – LVG has sent Ron Vlaar up for the first penalty kick
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A yellow shirt consigned to the bin, along with this Brazil side's dreams
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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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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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A cloud of red smoke decorates the streets of Paris

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The full image feed from the Dazed squad

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