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Football Fans Body Paint World Cup

Croatia




A Croatian fan with his face painted in the Croatian national soccer team's colors waits to enter Itaquerao Stadium to watch the World Cup opening match, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Japan




Japanese fans listen to their nation's national anthem before the Group C World Cup soccer match between at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil.

Uruguay




A Uruguayan national football team fans body painting watches the FIFA World Cup.

Netherlands





The Netherlands fans cheer during FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil.

Fans Body Paint World Cup

Bosnia and Herzegovina




Bosnia fans pose in front of the Maracana stadium for the FIFA World Cup group match between Argentina and Bosnia and Herzecovina in Rio de Janeiro.

Italy






Italy fans show off their face paint before the Group D World Cup soccer match between England and Italy at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil.

Mexico



Mexico soccer fan Jose Reyna, center, reacts as he watches his team's World Cup match with Cameroon inside the FIFA Fan fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

France


A France fan enjoys the the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The Best Fans From Every Country In The World Cup

Competition is fierce at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and not only on the field. As fans from around the world cheer on their teams, each nation appears to be trying to outdo the others for the wildest costumes.
Brazil estimates that some 3.7 million people will travel to the country for the World Cup matches and festivities. Countless others are donning wacky wigs and face paint all over the world to watch the matches on television.
Whichever country fans are rooting for, they have one thing in common: their enthusiasm for the game. These photos of fans from each of the 31 competing nations show that soccer really does bring the world together, in all of its weird and and wonderful hues.

Honduras



A fan from Honduras shows off his outfit before the Group E World Cup soccer match between France and Honduras at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil,.

Ecuador


An Ecuadorean fan gestures before the Group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil.

U.S.A.




USA soccer fans attend the FIFA Fan Fest at Fan HQ in Natal, Brazil.

Portugal




Portugal fans pose prior to the Group G football match between Germany and Portugal at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the FIFA World Cup .

Ivory Coast


A fan from the Ivory Coast yells before the Group C World Cup soccer match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil.

Colombia





Germany