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Germany fans party at the Maracana after their team won the World Cup.
The World Cup closing ceremony was a vibrant affair with dancers waving the flags of all the nations who competed at the tournament.
Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen's heart sinks as Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez nets the decisive goal in their World Cup penalty shootout.
A boy in Buenos Aires watches on in hope Argentina can beat Netherlands in the World Cup semifinal.
David Luiz cries after Brazil's World Cup dream was ended by a dynamic Germany.
A football fan shows his fury at Brazil after their embarrassing 7-1 loss to Germany.
Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul makes the winning save in the penalty shootout against Costa Rica.
Hair Artist and Master Barber Rob Ferrel cut the likeness of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi on the head of customer Vincent Hernandez.
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne celebrate a goal in their round of 16 knockout clash against USA.
James Rodriguez celebrates his goal in Colombia's 4-1 win over Japan in Cuiaba.
An adventure 27 years in the making...Suarez Park.
Rapper Common and US goalkeeper Tim Howard
Johan Djourou of Switzerland celebrates with team-mates after the match between Switzerland and Ecuador.
Referee Benjamin Williams shows Belgium's Steven Defour a straight red card for a two-footed tackle.
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo tries to escape the attentions of Ghana's John Boye.
Marcos Rojo celebrates his match-winning goal, scored off his knee, in Argentina's 3-2 victory over Nigeria.
Switzerland's Granit Xhaka (left) is challenged by Hondruas defender Juan Carlos Garcia during their Group E match at the Amazonia arena in Manaus.
Steven Gerrard of England looks on after a 0-0 draw with England in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Serge Aurier of the Ivory Coast challenges Giorgos Samaras of Greece.
David Villa puts Spain 1-0 up against Australia with a neat back heel past Australia's Mathew Ryan.
Mexico's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring a goal against Croatia at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife.
Fred goes down. The call was Croatia's Dejan Lovren fouled him, and the resultant penalty put Brazil up 2-1 and turned the match.
Singers J Lo, Claudia Leitte and Pitbull entertain the nearly 50,000 people at the football World Cup opening ceremony.