Fifa World Cup: Which teams have most passionate fans?

 

July 12, Day 31


A Brazil fan waits for the 2014 World Cup third-place playoff between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 12, 2014. (REUTERS)




A Brazilian supporter yells as the national team warms up before the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP)




A Brazil supporter adjusts her hair before the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP)




Brazil's fans cheer during the third place play-off football match between Brazil and Netherlands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia on July 12, 2014. (AFP)




A Brazil fan waits for the 2014 World Cup third-place playoff between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 12, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



A fan of the Brazil national soccer team dances after a live broadcast of the  World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup. (AP)


 




Brazilian fans watch the FIFA World Cup third-place match between Brazil and the Netherlands on a screen during the Fan Fest at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 12, 2014. Germany and Argentina will play the final on Sunday. (AFP)




Brazil's fans react after the third place play-off football match between Brazil and Netherlands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia on July 12, 2014.  (AFP)




A Brazilian fan gestures during the third place play-off football match between Brazil and Netherlands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the National Stadium in Brasilia on July 12, 2014. (AFP)




Fans hold up a Brazil jersey reading, "Mourn" during the 2014 World Cup third-place playoff between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 12, 2014. (REUTERS)




A Brazil fan reacts after they lost their 2014 World Cup third-place playoff against the Netherlands at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 12, 2014. (REUTERS)




A Brazil supporter cries after the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The Netherlands won the match 3-0. (AP




A fan of Brazil is consoled after they lost their 2014 World Cup third-place playoff against the Netherlands at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 12, 2014. (REUTERS)




A Brazil fan reacts after the 2014 World Cup third-place playoff between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia July 12, 2014. (REUTERS)

July 10, Day 29

The bus transporting the Dutch national football team arrives at the hotel in Brasilia. (AFP)

Brazil's forward Neymar gestures during a press conference in Teresopolis. (AFP)

Argentine fans stay at Rio de Janeiro's Terreirao do Samba, an open-air area designed for carnival events where the city government has organized a campsite for fans arriving for the FIFA World Cup Brazil. (AFP)

Brazilian pupils welcome Argentine fans at a new camping area opened at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP)

Argentina's coach Alejandro Sabella (white cap) gestures during a training session at "Cidade do Galo", their base camp in Vespasiano, near Belo Horizonte, some 470 Km north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AFP)

July 09, Day 28

 

A Dutch and an Argentinian fan cheer before the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. (AFP)

Argentinian fans cheer before the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. (AFP)

A Netherlands supporter looks on ahead of the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. (AFP)

Argentina's supporters gather ahead of the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. (AFP)

Fans of Argentina pose before the semi-final football match between Netherlands and Argentina of the FIFA World Cup at The Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo. (AFP)

July 08, Day 27

A Brazil supporter smiles holding a toy of mascot 'Fuleco' before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP)


A Brazilian supporter singing fan songs outside the stadium prior the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP)




Brazilian supporters cheer for their team ahead of the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on July 8, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  (AFP)




A Brazil supporter holds a Brazil scarf prior to the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP)




Brazilian supporter cheers for her team ahead of the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on July 8, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  (AFP)




A Brazilian fan reacts while watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal match between Brazil and Germany on a public screen on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 8, 2014. Brazil suffered an unprecedented 1-7 defeat. (AFP)




Brazil's fans react during a public viewing event at a street in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal match Brazil vs Germany --being held at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte-- on July 8, 2014.  (AFP)




Brazil's fans react during a public viewing event at a street in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal match Brazil vs Germany --being held at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte-- on July 8, 2014.  (AFP)




A Brazil's fan reacts after Germany defeated Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal match --being held at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte-- in the Vai-Vai samba school in Sao Paulo on July 08, 2014. (AFP)




A fan of Brazil reacts during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 8, 2014.  (AFP)




Germany fans celebrate at the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi final football match between Brazil and Germany in Palma de Mallorca on July 8, 2014. (AFP)



German supporters smile as they wait for the start of the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP)




A German supporter smiles to the photographer outside the stadium prior the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP)

July 05, Day 25




A Belgium supporter blows a kiss before the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP)

 


Belgium supporters pose before the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP)




Netherlands' supporters wait for the start of the quarter-final football match between Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 5, 2014.  (AFP)




Costa Rica supporters blow kisses before the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP)




Costa Rica supporters gesture before the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP)



A Belgium supporter smiles before the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP)





A Netherlands' supporter waits for the start of the quarter-final football match between Netherlands and Costa Rica at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 5, 2014.  (AFP)

July 04, Day 24

 

A Brazil soccer fan reacts at the Vai Vai Samba school while watching the Brazil vs Colombia World Cup quarterfinal match on TV in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014.  (AP)




A masked Colombia soccer fan gestures after her team's World Cup loss to Brazil after watching the quarterfinal game via live telecast in Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, July 4, 2014. Brazil won 2-1. (AP)




A Colombia soccer fan cries after her team lost a World Cup quarterfinal game against Brazil after watching the match on a live telecast in Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, July 4, 2014. Brazil won 2-1. (AP)




A Colombia soccer fan watches her team's World Cup quarterfinal match with Brazil on a live telecast in Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP)




Brazil supporters celebrate following the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. Brazil defeated Colombia 2-1 to advance to the semifinals. (AP)




Brazilian supporters wait for the start of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP)




A Brazilian supporters shows off her countries' national colors before the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP)




Brazil's supporters cheer during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014.     (AFP)




Brazil's supporters cheer prior to the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. (AFP)




Brazil's supporters cheer prior to the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. (AFP)




Brazil's supporters cheer prior to the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. (AFP)




Brazil's supporters cheer prior to the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. (AFP)




French supporters react after defeat in the quarter-final football match between France and Germany at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 4, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  (AFP)




France supporters gather to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter final football match between France and Germany on a giant screen at the Hotel de Ville (City Hall) in Paris on July 4, 2014. (AFP)




German supporters cheer for their team ahead of the quarter-final football match between France and Germany at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 4, 2014,during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (AFP)




Brazilian football fans stand outside the Sao Carlos hospital  waiting for news on the condition of Neymar  in Fortaleza on July 5, 2014. Brazil star Neymar was ruled out of the World Cup after that with a back injury, team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said. Lasmar told reporters Neymar suffered a fracture in the third verterbra of his back during Brazil's bruising 2-1 quarter-final victory over Colombia.. (AFP)




A Brazilian supporter adjusts her hair as she waits for the start of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP)




A Germany supporter smiles before the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Germany and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP)




A Brazilian supporter waits with Brazil tattoo for the start of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP)




A Brazilian supporter waits for the start of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Brazil and Colombia at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP)




A Brazil's supporter cheers during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014.     (AFP)




A Brazil's supporter cheers prior to the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014.  (AFP)




A Colombia's supporter cheers prior to the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. (AFP)




A Brazil's supporter cheers prior to the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. (AFP)




A Brazil's supporter takes pictures prior to the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. (AFP)




A Brazil's supporter cheers prior to the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. (AFP)




A Brazil's supporter kisses her jersey prior to the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014. (AFP)

 

 

July 03, Day 23

 

Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez takes part in a training session at Fortaleza's University campus. (AFP)

Picture of small dolls representing Brazil's national football players set inside a special box to enhance power and luck on them as part of the Afro-Brazilian religious ritual, taken at a religious goods shop, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AFP)

Colombia's players take part in a training session at Fortaleza's University campus. (AFP)

Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari (C) speaks with his footballers during a training session at the President Vargas stadium on the eve of the FIFA World Cup 2014 quarter-final match between Brazil and Colombia in Fortaleza. (AFP)

July 02, Day 22

Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas (R) and defender Junior Diaz (L) are seen during a visit of Costa Rica's national football team to the Pele Museum, in Santos, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. (AFP)

A French supporter holds a French flag in a car at the Ribeirao Preto airport, as the French team players fly to Rio de Janeiro. (AFP)

France's midfielder Moussa Sissoko (L) and France's forward Karim Benzema arrive to board a plane to fly to Rio de Janeiro at the Ribeirao Preto airport. (AFP)

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi (C) gathers with teammates during a training session at "Cidade do Galo" in Vespasiano on July 2, 2014 ahead their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil quarterfinals football match against Belgium. (AFP)

July 01, Day 21

Soccer fans react after Belgium defeated the United States 2-1 at a FIFA World Cup viewing party at Veteran's Park in Redondo Beach, California. (AFP)

Marisa Marcellino reacts as she watches the final minute of the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Belgium and USA from Jack Dempsey's Pub in New York. (AFP)

Fans react as they watch a live simulcast of the FIFA World Cup quarter final match between USA and Belgium at the Civic Center plaza. (AFP)

A Swiss supporter reacts as she watches Argentina score a goal during the FIFA World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland taking place in Brazil, in a fan zone in Lausanne, Switzerland. (AP)

June 30, Day 20

 



Algerian soccer fans react after Germany scored their second goal against Algeria during their World Cup round of 16 soccer match in Brazil, at a public screening of the match in Algiers June 30, 2014.  (REUTERS)




Algerian soccer fans react after Germany scored their second goal against Algeria during their World Cup round of 16 soccer match in Brazil, at a public screening of the match in Algiers June 30, 2014.  (REUTERS)

 




A woman reacts as she watches Germany play against Algeria during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game, at the Fanmeile public viewing arena in Berlin June 30, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


German soccer fans celebrate at the end of the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Germany and Algeria during a broadcast at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, June 30, 2014.  (REUTERS)

 



A France supporter waits for the start of their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Nigeria at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 30, 2014. (REUTERS)


 




France supporters wait for the start of their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Nigeria at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 30, 2014. (REUTERS)





A France supporter waits for the start of their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Nigeria at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 30, 2014. (REUTERS)





A France supporter waits for the start of their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Nigeria at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 30, 2014. (REUTERS)





A German soccer fan reacts as she watches the Brazil World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and Algeria at a public viewing event in Berlin, Monday, June 30, 2014. Germany plays Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Monday.(AP)




A Soccer fan, wearing rabbit ears with Germany team's colors watches the World Cup round of 16 match of Germany against Algeria on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP)



French soccer fans celebrate at the end of the 2014 World Cup soccer match between France and Nigeria at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, June 30, 2014.  (REUTERS)




A French fan celebrates their win over Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 30, 2014. (REUTERS)




Fans of Alergia react during a public screening June 30, 2014 in Algiers of  Algeria's  2014 FIFA World Cup match against Germany in Brazil.  Extra-time goals by Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil sealed Germany's 2-1 win over Algeria in the  last 16 clash to put the three-time winners into the World Cup quarter-finals.   (AFP)




Fans of Alergia react during a public screening June 30, 2014 in Algiers of  Algeria's  2014 FIFA World Cup match against Germany in Brazil.  Extra-time goals by Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil sealed Germany's 2-1 win over Algeria in the  last 16 clash to put the three-time winners into the World Cup quarter-finals.   (AFP)




Germany fans react as the watch the the FIFA World Cup 2014 Round of 16 football match between Germany and Algeria on a giant screen in Berlin, Germany, on June 30, 2014. (AFP)

 

June 29, Day 19





A Greek fan cheers for her team before the start of the round of 16 football match between Costa Rica and Greece at Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. (AFP)




A Greek fan laughs before the start of the round of 16 football match between Costa Rica and Greece at Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014.  (AFP)




A Greek fan waits for the start of the Round of 16 football match between Costa Rica and Greece at Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. (AFP)




A Greek fan looks on prior to a Round of 16 football match between Costa Rica and Greece at Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. (AFP)





Costa Rica fans celebrate in San Jose on June 29, 2014 after their team defeated Greece in the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 football match and qualified for quarterfinals. (AFP)

Costa Rica soccer fans celebrate their team's victory at the World Cup round of 16 match against Greece on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Costa Rica won a penalty shootout 5-3 after the match ended 1-1. (AP)




Greece's soccer fans watch a World Cup match between Greece and Costa Rica via a live broadcast on a giant screen, at a mall in Athens, Greece, early Monday, June 30, 2014. Costa Rica won 5-3 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 and qualify to the next round. (AP)





Costa Rica fans celebrate in San Jose on June 29, 2014 after their team defeated Greece in the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 football match and qualified for quarterfinals. (AFP)




Costa Rica fans celebrate in San Jose on June 29, 2014 after their team defeated Greece in the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 football match and qualified for quarterfinals. (AFP)




Costa Rica fans celebrate in San Jose on June 29, 2014 after their team defeated Greece in the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 football match and qualified for quarterfinals. (AFP)







A Greek supporter smiles before the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Costa Rica and Greece at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP)

 

 

Dutch fans celebrate after the Netherlands defeated Mexico 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP)




Dutch soccer fans celebrate their team's victory after they watched the World Cup round of 16 match against Mexico on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. The Netherlands staged a dramatic late comeback, scoring two goals in the dying minutes to beat Mexico 2-1 and advance to the World Cup quarterfinals. (AP)

 

A Dutch (R) and a Mexican fan wait prior to a Round of 16 football match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. (AFP)





A Dutch fan looks on prior to a Round of 16 football match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014.   (AFP)



A Dutch fan smiles outside Castelao Stadium prior to a Round of 16 football match between Netherlands and Mexico in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. (AFP)



A Dutch supporter takes a mobile phone photo before the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP)




Dutch soccer fans, wearing their national team's colors, cheer before watching their team's World Cup round of 16 match against Mexico on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP)


 


Mexico soccer fans react after watching the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Netherlands during a public viewing at the Zocalo square in downtown Mexico City June 29, 2014.  (REUTERS)




Mariana Gonzalez (R), a presenter for Mexico's Azteca television channel interviews a Mexican fan outside the Castelao Stadium prior to a Round of 16 football match between Netherlands and Mexico in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. (AFP)



Mexican supporters react after their team's defeat in the Round of 16 football match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. (AFP)




A Mexican fan shows his dejection at Zocalo Square in Mexico City on June 29, 2014 after the national football team lost to the Netherlands 2-1 in their FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 second round match. (AFP)

 



Mexican supporters react after their team's defeat in the Round of 16 football match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. (AFP)



A Mexican supporter cheers for his team ahead of the Round of 16 football match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. (AFP)






Mexican supporters cheer for their team ahead of the Round of 16 football match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. (AFP)






Mexican supporters cheer for their team ahead of the Round of 16 football match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 29, 2014. (AFP)





Mexican supporters play musical instruments outside of the Arena Castelao before the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico  in Fortaleza, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP)

 


 

June 28, Day 18

A Colombian supporter waits for the start of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP)

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A Colombia supporter wears her national colors on her lips and cheeks before the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP)




Brazilian supporters celebrate after a penalty  shoot out at the end of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Brazil won the match 3-2 on penalties after the match ended 1-1.  (AP)




A Uruguay supporter shows his teeth before the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014.  (AP)




A Colombian supporter cheers as they watch a penalty shootout during the Brazil and Chile match before the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP)




A Brazil supporter flashes the victory sign as she arrives for the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP)




A Colombia supporter wears a fancy headdress before the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP)




A Brazilian fan dressed as the Hulk cheers for his team with other supporters before the start of the round of 16 football match between Brazil and Chile at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 28, 2014. (AFP)




Supporters of the Brazilian national football team wait for the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil vs Chile, at the FIFA Fan Fest public viewing event in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 28, 2014. (AFP)




In this June 25, 2014 photo, a French supporter poses for a photo before the start of the group E World Cup soccer match between Ecuador and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. France's much-vaunted attack missed a series of chances as it drew 0-0 with 10-man Ecuador to reach the knockout stage to face Nigeria in Brasilia, Monday, June 30. (AP)



Barack Obama catches the World Cup Fever (Pic: Twitter)

 



Colombian fans celebrate during the fan fest in Cali, department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on June 28, 2014 as they watch the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 second round match between Colombia and Uruguay in a big screen. Colombia won 2-0 and reached the quarter-finals.  (AFP)




Fans of Colombia celebrate at the end of the FIFA World Cup match Colombia vs Uruguay, at the Fan Fest in Rio de Janeiro on June 28, 2014. (AFP)




Colombian fans celebrate during the live broadcasting of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 football match between Colombia and Uruguay, in Bogota, on June 28, 2014. Colombia won 2-0. (AFP)




Fans of Uruguay react during the live broadcasting of the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match Colombia vs Uruguay, in Montevideo, on June 28, 2014. (AFP)




Colombian fans celebrate during the live broadcasting of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 football match between Colombia and Uruguay, in Bogota, on June 28, 2014. Colombia won 2-0. (AFP)




A Brazil soccer fan wearing a Hulk mask, in reference to the player named Hulk, cheers before the start of his team's World Cup round of 16 soccer match with Chile at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP)




A woman kisses a young Uruguay soccer fan after they watched their team loose 2-0 to Colombia at a World Cup round of 16 match, via a live telecast outside the home of Uruguay's player Luis Suarez on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay, Saturday, June 28, 2014. FIFA banned Suarez from all football activities for four months for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that ruled him out of the rest of the tournament. (AP)




A Colombia soccer fan poses for a portrait holding his mannequin before watching the World Cup round of 16 match between Colombia and Uruguay on a TV set up outdoors in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Colombia won 2-0. (AP)




Colombia fans cheer before a live broadcast of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the FIFA Fan Fest, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. (AP)




Soccer fans react as they watch a telecast of the 2014 World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at Bixiga neighbourhood at center of Sao Paulo June 28, 2014.  (REUTERS)




Local residents react during the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Brazil and Chile at the fan zone in Recife, June 28, 2014. (REUTERS)




A Uruguay fan bares his teeth, representing Luis Suarez, before the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 28, 2014.  (REUTERS)




Fans of Uruguay hold a baby doll dressed in Brazil jersey before their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Colombia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 28, 2014.   (REUTERS)




Colombia's fans celebrate their team's first goal as they watch a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Colombia and Uruguay at Bolivar Square in Bogota June 28, 2014.  (REUTERS)




Colombia's fans celebrate their team's second goal as they watch a broadcast of the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Colombia and Uruguay at Bolivar Square in Bogota June 28, 2014.  (REUTERS)




A fan cheers a Calgary Stampeders' touchdown against the Montreal Alouettes during the second half of the CFL football game in Calgary, Alberta, June 28, 2014. (REUTERS)




Fans of Chile react after their team loses to Brazil and is eliminated from the 2014 World Cup, during a public screening on the streets of downtown Santiago June 28, 2014.  (REUTERS)

 

June 26, Day 16

Hundreds of Algerian fans celebrate the historic qualification of Algeria into the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup after a 1-1 draw against Russia. (AFP)

Algerian fans celebrate in Lyon. (AFP)

A young Ghanaian fan wrapped up in their national flag  at the soccer village in Accra, Ghana watches the Ghana Portugal Group G FIFA World Cup 2014 preliminary round soccer match taking place in Brazil on a public screen. (AP)

A FIFA official and grounds worker inspect the pitch after heavy rain before the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. (AP)

June 25, Day 15

Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka receives an Albanian flag from a fan at the end of the Group E football match between Honduras and Switzerland at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (AFP)

France's defender Mamadou Sakho (bottom) tackles Ecuador's forward Enner Valencia during a Group E football match between Ecuador and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (AFP)

A Chile supporter holds his trumpet outside the Toca da Raposa training site in Belo Horizonte, where Chile are training. (AFP)

Argentina soccer fans, their faces painted to represent their country's national flag, pose for a photo during a live telecast of the World Cup group F match between Nigeria and Argentina, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP)

Colombia soccer fans, wearing Mohawk-style wigs with their nation's colors, watch a live telecast of their team's World Cup match with Japan inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP)

Uruguay soccer fans celebrate their team's goal against Italy as they watch the World Cup game on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP)

June 24, Day 14

 

Colombia fans blow kisses before the 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba June 24, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Colombian fans celebrate during the fan fest live broadcasting of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Group C football match between Colombia and Japan, in Bogota, on June 24, 2014. Colombia won 4-1. (AFP)

 



A fan of Japan looks on before the 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Colombia at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba June 24, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Uruguayan soccer fans react after Uruguay's Diego Godin scores his team's goal against Italy during an open air broadcast of the 2014 World Cup soccer match in Montevideo June 24, 2014.  (REUTERS)

 




Colombia's fans pose for a photo prior to the Group C football match between Japan and Colombia at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 24, 2014.  (AFP)

 

Costa Rican soccer fans celebrate while watching a large screen broadcast of the 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match between Costa Rica and England, in San Jose June 24, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Japan's fans cheer before the start of their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Colombia at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba June 24, 2014. (REUTERS)

 

Greece's fans cheer before a Group C football match between Greece and Ivory Coast at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. (AFP)

 


A Colombian fan gestures during the fan fest live broadcasting of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Group C football match between Colombia and Japan, in Bogota, on June 24, 2014. Colombia won 4-1. (AFP)




Colombian fan smiles during the fan fest live broadcasting of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Group C football match between Colombia and Japan, in Bogota, on June 24, 2014. Colombia won 4-1. (AFP)

 


Japanese soccer fans watch a live broadcasting of the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at a public viewing venue in Osaka, western Japan early Wednesday, June 25, 2014. For Japan, this World Cup has been a nightmare revisited: The Asian champions seize momentum with waves of dangerous attack, and little payoff. Then their opponent's talismanic player comes on as a second-half substitute - and Japan wilts under pressure. (AP)

 


Colombia's soccer fans take a selfie before the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP)



Police officers control Japanese soccer fans gathering after the Group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at Tokyo's Shibuya shopping district, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Colombia  won 4-1. (AP)

 


Uruguay's soccer fans react while watching their team play against Italy in the 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match in Montevideo June 24, 2014.  (REUTERS)
 


A fan of Ivory Coast cheers before the start of the 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Greece at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 24, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Greece's fans cheer before a Group C football match between Greece and Ivory Coast at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014. (AFP)

 



Japan's fans cheer prior to the Group C football match between Japan and Colombia at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on June 24, 2014.  (AFP)


 

June 23, Day 13



Brazilian supporters celebrate at the Fan Fest in Rio de Janeiro while attending the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 Group A match Cameroon vs Brazil held in Brasilia, on June 23, 2014.  (AFP)

 



Croatian football fans react  June 23, 2014 in the Croatian capital Zagreb's main square after Croatia lost 1-3 in their 2014 FIFA World Cup group A football match against Mexico.  Several thousand people gathered at Zagreb's main square to watch the match between Mexico and Croatia on a giant screen. (AFP)

 



Mexican fans celebrate after the Mexico vs Croatia FIFA World Cup football match, in the streets of Mexico City on June 23, 2014. Mexico won by 3-1 and qualified to the knock-out phase. (AFP)

 



Fans of Croatia react after their team lost a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. Mexico won 3-1. (AFP)

 



Mexican fans celebrate after the Mexico vs Croatia FIFA World Cup football match, in the streets of Mexico City on June 23, 2014. Mexico won by 3-1. (AFP)

 



Croatian football fans react  June 23, 2014 in the Croatian capital Zagreb's main square after Croatia lost 1-3 in their 2014 FIFA World Cup group A football match against Mexico.  Several thousand people gathered at Zagreb's main square to watch the match between Mexico and Croatia on a giant screen. (AFP)

 



Mexico's fans celebrate after the group A World Cup soccer match between Croatia and Mexico at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. Mexico won 3-1. (AP)

 



Young fans pose for a photograph prior to the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP)




Mexico fans wait for the start of a group A World Cup soccer match between Croatia and Mexico at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP)

 

 


Soccer fans have their faces painted in the Brazilian colors as they arrive for the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP)

 



Braving afternoon showers, Mexico soccer fans watch their team's 2014 World Cup match with Croatia on giant television screens in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo, Monday, June 23, 2014. Needing only a tie to advance to the second round of the World Cup for a sixth straight time, Mexico is bound to please its fans. (AP)

 



Fans of Mexico cheer during their 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match against Croatia  at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife June 23, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Brazil fans show their support before the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 23, 2014.  (REUTERS)

 



Soccer fans, decked out in orange, the Netherlands' national color, celebrate their side's second goal scored by Memphis Depay, while watching a live broadcast of the group B World Cup match between Chile and Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. Netherlands won 2-0, taking the top spot in group B. (AP)

 



A Dutch soccer fans smiles while watching a live broadcast of the group B World Cup match between Chile and Netherlands, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. Netherlands won 2-0, taking the top spot in group B. (AP)




June 22, Day 12

 




Dutch fans jump as they take a photo at the entrance of the Oranjecamping site during the 2014 soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. It’s not simple to stand out during the World Cup in Brazilian stadiums carpeted by yellow and green. But along the edges of a dam in the southern part of Sao Paulo, Dutch soccer fans have built a camp for 500 people, creating a spot where orange is the new yellow. (AP)

 


 

A Portugal soccer fan, surrounded by USA fans, cheers for Portugal's second goal during the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. at a viewing party in Los Angeles, California June 22, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Fans cheer for USA's first goal during the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. at a viewing party in Los Angeles, California June 22, 2014. (REUTERS)




Fans in Grant Park celebrate a goal by the U.S. against Portugal in a Group G World Cup soccer match on June 22, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Fans were turned away from the free event after a 10,000-person capacity was reached.   Scott (Getty Images/AFP)

 



Fans cheer for USA's first goal during the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. at a viewing party in Los Angeles, California June 22, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Fans of the U.S. cheer before their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Portugal at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 22, 2014.  (REUTERS)

 




Fans cheer after USA scored the second goal during the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. at a viewing party in Los Angeles, California June 22, 2014. (REUTERS)





USA soccer fans (L-R) Reid Boutte, 25, McKenzie Anderson, 23, and Andy Shephard, 25, react during the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. at a viewing party in Los Angeles, California June 22, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Fans of the U.S. cheer before their 2014 World Cup G soccer match against Portugal at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 22, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Fans of Portugal cheer before their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against U.S. at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 22, 2014.  (REUTERS)

 



Fans in Grant Park react during a Group G World Cup soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. on June 22, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Fans were turned away from the free event after a 10,000-person capacity was reached. Portugal tied the score at 2-2 with seconds remaining. (Getty Images/AFP)

 



Fans leave Grant Park after Portugal scored to tie the U.S. in a Group G World Cup soccer match with seconds left on June 22, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Fans were turned away from the free event after a 10,000-person capacity was reached. (Getty Images/AFP)
 

 

June 21, Day 11


Supporter of Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team cries at a city square in Sarajevo, early on June 22, 2014, during public viewing of live broadcast of Bosnia and Herzegovina versus Nigeria football match on World Championship 2014, in Brasil. Bosnian team lost to Nigeria with 0:1. (AFP)





Supporter of Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team cries at a city square in Sarajevo, early on June 22, 2014, during public viewing of live broadcast of Bosnia and Herzegovina versus Nigeria football match on World Championship 2014, in Brasil. Bosnian team lost to Nigerial with 0:1. (AFP)

  


Fans take a selfie before the Group F football match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014. (AFP)

 


Iran's fans celebrate on Vanak Square, in the capital Tehran, on June 21, 2014, despite their national team narrow defeat to Argentine in the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Iran, with only one win in four appearances at the World Cup, looked to have secured a famous draw before Argentine scored a brilliant injury time winner. (AFP)

 


Fans cheer in support of the German national football team near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on June 21, 2014 during the public viewing of the FIFA World Cup 2014 group G football match Germany vs Ghana played in Fortaleza, Brazil. (AFP)

 

Tears and joy


Youngest supporters of Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team is seen at a city square in Sarajevo, early on June 22, 2014, during public viewing of live broadcast of Bosnia and Herzegovina versus Nigeria football match on World Championship 2014, in Brasil. Bosnian team lost to Nigeria with 0:1. (AFP)

 


Nigeria's fans cheer before the Group F football match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014. (AFP)

 


Argentinian fans cher reacting to the photographer as they arrive to attend the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP)

 


German fans watch the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Ghana on an outdoor film projector, as they wait for the Sonnwendfeuer (Midsummer) Festival to begin, at Mt. Kampenwand in Bavarian Alps, Aschau, 100 km (62 miles) south of Munich, June 21, 2014. Picture taken June 21, 2014.  (REUTERS)
 

 

June 19, Day 8

Poliecemen control traffic as football fans cross an intersection in the Shibuya shopping district in Tokyo. (AFP)

 

Japanese football supporters cheer for Japan during their 2014 FIFA World Cup group C match against Greece at a public viewing in Tokyo. (AFP)

 

Ecuador's players gather during a training session at the Arena Baixada Stadium in Curitiba. (AFP)

 

Japanese fans cheer during a Group C football match between Japan and Greece at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (AFP)

 

Japan's defender Atsuto Uchida in action during a Group C match between Japan and Greece at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (AFP)

 

June 18, Day 7

Chilean fans celebrate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AFP)

 

Croatia's midfielder Ognjen Vukojevic (L) vies with Cameroon's forward Pierre Achille Webo during a Group A football match between Cameroon and Croatia in the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (AFP)

 

Greece's players warm up during a training session at the Dunas Arena in Natal. (AFP)

 

You Brazilians play football on a street in Salvador De Bahia. (AFP)

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Fans hold up balloons that read: "FIFA GO HOME" after the Mexico vs. Brazil match, at the FIFA Fan Fest, during the 2014 soccer World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP)

 

A soccer fan sports a pair of Chilean flag sunglasses and headband, as she watches a live broadcast of the group B World Cup match between Chile and Spain, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP)

 

June 17, Day 6

South Korean football fans react during a public screening in Seoul of the South Korea vs Russia football match at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, early on June 18, 2014. Giant television screens were erected around Seoul ahead of the country's first game at the 2014 Brazilian World Cup. South Korea drew with Russia leaving both countries trailing Belgium who head the Group H table after beating Algeria 2-1 earlier. (AFP)

 


South Korean football fans react during a public screening in Seoul of the South Korea vs Russia football match at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, early on June 18, 2014. Giant television screens were erected around Seoul ahead of the country's first game at the 2014 Brazilian World Cup. South Korea drew with Russia leaving both countries trailing Belgium who head the Group H table after beating Algeria 2-1 earlier. (AFP)

 


Brazilian fans react as they watch a live broadcast of the 2014 FIFA World Cup group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in Rocinha, the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro, on June 17, 2014.  (AFP)

 


A masked girl poses for photo surrounded by Mexico soccer fans as they watch their team's World Cup match with Brazil on giant television screens in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP)

 

A performer dressed as Elvis Presley dances along Paulista Avenue, where soccer fans gathered to watch on a big screen the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico, in Sao Paulo June 17, 2014.  (REUTERS)

 


Brazilian fans react to a missed goal, as they watch the screening of the match between Brazil and Mexico, before the 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba June 17, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Russian fans pose for photos before the 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba June 17, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Mexican soccer fans throw a man in the air as they celebrate the 0-0 draw between Mexico and Brazil in their 2014 World Cup soccer match, at the Angel of Independence monument, in Mexico City June 17, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Brazil fans react as they gather to watch a telecast of the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at a fan fest in Manaus June 17, 2014.  (REUTERS)

 


Fans watch a live broadcast of the 2014 FIFA World Cup group A football match between Brazil and Mexico near the FanFesta area at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on June 17, 2014.  (AFP)

June 16, Day 5

A group of Ghana fans get in a festive mood at halftime gathered with US fans to follow the action off a big screen from the pier at Hermosa Beach, California on June 16, 2014, as the United States defeated Ghana 2-1 in their first round World Cup match in Brazil. (AFP) 

 

 



Iranian and American soccer fans pose for the picture holding their national flags during a live broadcast of the World Cup match between Iran and Nigeria, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP)
 

 

Soccer fans celebrate Germany's victory at the end of a live broadcast of the World Cup match between Portugal and Germany, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. Germany routed Portugal 4-0 in their group G opener on Monday. (AP)

 


Fans watch the 2014 Brazil World Cup Group G soccer match between Ghana and the U.S. at a viewing party in Hermosa Beach, California June 16, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Michelle Lopez, 14, (R) and her brother Erick Lopez, 12, watch the 2014 Brazil World Cup Group G soccer match between Ghana and the U.S. at a viewing party in Hermosa Beach, California June 16, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Fans watch the 2014 Brazil World Cup Group G soccer match between Ghana and the U.S. at a viewing party in Hermosa Beach, California June 16, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Fans cheer during the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Ghana and the U.S. at a viewing party in Hermosa Beach, California June 16, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


U.S.A fans wait at half time for the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Ghana and the U.S. at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Fans of the U.S. wait for the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Ghana and the U.S. at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Soccer fans, many supporting Germany, raise their arms and cheer at the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, after Thomas Mueller scored Germany's fourth goal against Portugal on Monday, June 16, 2014  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during Germany's World Cup soccer match with Portugal.(AP)

 

June 15, Day 4

 

Ecuador soccer fans arrive at the national stadium to watch their team play Switzerland in a 2014 World Cup match, in Brasilia June 15, 2014.  (REUTERS)

 


Fans of Switzerland cheer during the 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match against Ecuador at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia, June 15, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


France fans pose before the 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match between France and Honduras at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 15, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Fans take photos as Argentina's national soccer players arrive ahead of their 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match against Bosnia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 15, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Fans wait for the 2014 World Cup Group F soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, June 15, 2014. (REUTERS)

 


Bosnian fans celebrate a goal against Argentina during the 2014 World Cup soccer match against Argentina, at the main square in Sarajevo June 16, 2014. Argentina won 2-1 in their opening Group F match on Sunday at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. (REUTERS)

 


The bus carrying the Brazilian team is surrounded by fans outside the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Brazil plays in group A of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP)

 


Soccer fans smile as they wait for the start of  the group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP)

 


Bosnian fans cheer during a Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014. (AFP)

 


Fans wait for the start of a Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014. (AFP)

 


Argentina's fans cheer before the Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014. (AFP)

 


Argentina's fans kiss a fake trophy before for the Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014. (AFP)



Argentina's fans cheer before the Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014. (AFP)

 



Argentine fans cheer for their team before the start of a Group F football match between Argentina and Bosnia Hercegovina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014. (AFP)



French fans cheer before the group E World Cup soccer match between France and Honduras at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014.  (AP)

 

June 14, Day 3

 



Costa Rica fans cheer as they watch the 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match between Costa Rica and Uruguay at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 14, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Italy fans celebrate after Italy won their Group D football match against England at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014. (AFP)

 



A man driving a Beetle painted with the colors of the Brazilian flag drives by Argentine fans gathering at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday June 14, 2014. (AP)

 



Italian fans cheer before the group D World Cup soccer match between England and Italy at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (Antonio Calanni)

  



Fans wait before the 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match between England and Italy at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 14, 2014. (REUTERS)

 



Uruguayan soccer fans watch an open air broadcast of the 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match between Costa Rica and Uruguay in Montevideo June 14, 2014. (REUTERS)

 

Italian national football team fans arrive to the Arena Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, on June 14, 2014, for the FIFA World Cup 2014 match against England. (AFP)

 



Japanese football fans pose prior to a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014. (AFP)

 



Japanese fans cover protect themselves from the rain prior to the start of a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014. (AFP)

 



Japanese football fans pose prior to a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014. (AFP)

 



Japan fans cheer prior to the start of a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014. (AFP)

 



Soccer fans pose in front of a giant screen during the World Cup football match Italy vs England in central Rome's Piazza Venezia on June 14, 2014. (AFP)

 

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