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Football World Cup: Agony and Ecstasy in Brazil

Last updated on: July 04, 2014 13:05 IST

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Emotions run high at the World Cup and tears and cheers are in full view as footballers strut their stuff on the field. Rediff.com snaps fans as all their emotions lay bare in Brazil.

A Honduras fan poses before the Group E soccer match between Honduras and Switzerland during the 2014 World Cup at the Amazonia arena in Manaus on June 25.

But this fan had to face disappointment later as Switzerland went on to crush Honduras 3-0.

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Photographs: Michael Dalder/Reuters

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A Portugal fan reacts during his team's Group G match against Ghana in the World Cup at a public screening in Lisbon June 26.

Portugal beat Ghana 2-1 in that in that final group encounter but it wasn't enough to take them through the last 16.

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Photographs: Hugo Correia/Reuters

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Fans of Mexico wait for the start of the match against Brazil at the World Cup at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 17.

Mexico held Brazil to a goalless draw as their goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa became hero after a couple of splendid saves.

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Photographs: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

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Colombia supporters embrace and celebrate after their team defeated Japan while watching at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on June 24.

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Photographs: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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German soccer fans celebrate at the end of the match against Algeria during a broadcast at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on June 30.

Germany beat Algeria 2-1.

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Photographs: Pilar Olivares/Reuters

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A Japanese soccer fan wipes her tears as Japan lose their 2014 World Cup match against Colombiaon June 25.

With this defeat Japan got knocked out of the tournament.

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Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters

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A Mexican fan shows his dispair after the Round of 16 match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao in Fortaleza on June 29.

Mexico were bundled out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in a match that ended in controversy.

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Photographs: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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Brazilian soccer fans celebrate their team's goal against Cameroon during the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match at Corrilhos favela, near Sao Paulo's World Cup stadium on June 23.

Brazil won the contest 4-1.

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Fans of the Chile football team watch their team in a losing effort against the Netherlands in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on June 23. 

Chile later faced Brazil in the Round of 16 tie and were knocked out through penalties.

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A Colombia fan enjoys the atmosphere during their match against Ivory Coast on June 19.

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