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Photos: What true die-hard football fans wear to the World Cup

Reuters/Jorge Silva
How Japan shows up for a match.
  • Johnny Simon
By Johnny Simon

Deputy Photo Editor

Published This article is more than 2 years old.

At the World Cup, there’s national pride, and then there’s national pride.

Since the championship began on June 14, soccer fans from around the world have been showing up to matches in outfits that go to extreme lengths to honor—and often lampoon—their own national symbols. As group play ends this week, many of the teams with the most spirited fans are heading home (so long Iceland and Senegal!). So here’s a look back at some of the best get ups.

AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko
Senegal fans, top, cheer during the group H match against Japan on June 24.
AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
A soccer fan poses for photos as he wait for the start of a match on June 25.
Reuters/Marko Djurica
Mexico fan inside the stadium before a match on June 23.
Reuters/Max Rossi
A Japan fan on June 24.
Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
A Morocco fan inside the stadium before their match against Spain on June 25.
Reuters/Gleb Garanich
A France fan with face paint inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Gleb Garanich – RC185D1980A0
Reuters/Gleb Garanich
Fans inside the stadium before France’s match against Belgium on June 26.
Reuters/Hannah McKay
An Iceland fan inside the stadium on June 26.
Reuters/Marcos Brindicci
A Colombia fan on June 28, but their match against Senegal.
Reuters/Jorge Silva
Japan fans outside the stadium before their match against Poland on June 28.
Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
Belgium fan holds up a cardboard cut out of the World Cup trophy inside the stadium before the match again England on June 28.
Reuters/Marcos Brindicci
Brazil fans during their match against Costa Rica on June 22.
Reuters/Sergio Moraes
A Brazil fan celebrates a goal on June 22.
Reuters/Toru Hanai
Nigeria fans on June 22.
Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
Mexico fans before their match against Germany on June 17.
Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino
A Tunisia fan on June 18.
Reuters/Damir Sagolj
Egypt fans on June 15.

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