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World Cup: It's all passion as fans kiss at kick-off!

June 27, 2014 07:40 IST

World Cup: It's all passion as fans kiss at kick-off!

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In a game like football, where passion runs deep, love is a binding factor that is obvious everywhere. From the stadiums, to the beaches of Copacaban and even the streets of Mexico, fans were spotted kissing in revelry!

Rediff.com brings you a glimpse of some intimate moments.

Chile fans kiss prior to the World Cup Brazil Group B match between the Netherlands and Chile at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 23.

The Chile fans had little joy 90 minutes later as Neymar inspired Brazil to a 4-1 win over their South American neighbours and top Group A. 

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Photographs: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

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Brazilian fans kiss before the World Cup Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12. 

And, the Brazilian footballers gave their fans a lot to smile about with a 3-1 win in this opening match of the 2014 World Cup.

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Photographs: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

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Mexican soccer fans kiss as they celebrate their team's win over Cameroon after their 2014 World Cup Group A match at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City, June 13. 

Mexico beat Cameroon 1-0 after Oribe Peralta's 61st minute strike.

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Photographs: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

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Fans kiss after the match between Spain and Chile at Maracana stadium in Rio De Janeiro on June 18, 2014.

Chile shocked Spain 2-0 to make the next round and send the defending champions out of the tournament.

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Photographs: Jorge Silva/Reuters

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Uruguay supporters kiss after their match against Italy at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on June 24.

In a controversy-ridden match Uruguay defeated Italy 1-0 to advance to the Round of 16.

Uruguay's win was marred by Luis Suarez's biting incident that is bound to see him face a lengthy ban.

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Photographs: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Fans of The Netherlands kiss during their FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B against Chile at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 23.

Second half goals by substitutes Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay gave the Netherlands a 2-0 win over Chile in Sao Paolo.

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Photographs: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

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Russia fans kiss prior to the World Cup Group H match between Belgium and Russia at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 22.

Belgium eased into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 victory against Russia in a largely lifeless tie.

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Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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Ecuadorian fans react with a celebratory kiss after their team scored against Honduras during the World Cup FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on June 20.

Ecuador beat Honduras 2-1.

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Photographs: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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A Mexico fan receives a kiss during the World Cup Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco in Recife on June 23.

Mexico beat Croatia 3-1.

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Photographs: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

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Japan supporters kiss while watching the match between Colombia and Japan at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on June 24.

Colombia thrashed Japan 4-1 to top Group C and send the Asian team packing.

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