Here's How World Cup Fans Represent Their Favorite Soccer Icons
Mexico's fans celebrate holding a mask of Mexico's head coach Miguel Herrera after the match between Croatia and Mexico at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil on June 23, 2014.
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A man stands outside a shop selling paintings of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and Brazil's soccer player Neymar along a street decorated for the World Cup in the Pelourinho neighborhood of Salvador, Brazil on June 15, 2014.
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Local Indian footballers carry cutout portraits of Brazilian soccer player Neymar and Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi to a local football club in Kolkata on June 9, 2014.
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A Portugal supporter wears a Ronaldo mask before the match between Portugal and Ghana at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil on June 26, 2014.
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Italy fans hold a cutout of Italy's Mario Balotelli during the match between England and Italy at the Amazonia arena in Manaus, Brazil on June 14, 2014.
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An artisan paints the wall of a house with a picture of Portugal's national soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, in Kolkata on June 12, 2014.
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Argentina fans hold up portraits of Argentinian player Lionel Messi during the match between Portugal and Ghana at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil on June 26, 2014.
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Brazilian supporters hold a picture of France's forward Karim Benzema as they watch France's national football team train at the Santa Cruz Stadium in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil on June 13, 2014.
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Italy fans hold a cutout of Andrea Pirlo during the match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.
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Tourists walk past sculptures of Argentinean players Diego Maradona and player Lionel Messi of Argentina's national soccer team, in the Intendant Alvear Square in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 19, 2014.
Martin Zabala—Xinhua /Landov
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Fans watch USA play Germany in a World Cup soccer match on one of two large screens placed for fans in Grant Park on June 26, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Colombia's fans hold a toy figurine of Colombia's national soccer player Falcao as they watch a broadcast of the game between Colombia and Uruguay, at Bolivar Square in Bogota on June 28, 2014.
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A Uruguay soccer fan holds an image of player Luis Suarez outside Suarez's home where people gather to watch the World Cup via a live telecast of the match between Uruguay and Colombia on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay on June 28, 2014.
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Argentine soccer fans hold miniature Lionel Messi dolls while watching a live telecast of the match between Argentina and Nigeria, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area, in Porto Alegre, Brazil on June 25, 2014.
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An England fan lies on the sand of Copacabana beach with a mask of English soccer star Wayne Rooney between his legs, in Rio de Janeiro on June 14, 2014.
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A young Indian football fan of Argentina in a Lionel Messi shirt walks back home after watching the Argentina-Iran match on a giant screen in Kolkata.
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