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