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Thursday 18 December 2014

World Sport in Pictures, June 2014

A general view of the Grandstand during the Royal Procession on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2014 in Ascot, England.  (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)
A general view of the Grandstand during the Royal Procession on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2014 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)
A Mexican fan shows off his costume before the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A Brazilian fan poses with her national flag before the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Brazil fans stand on the tribune during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Xavier Marit, pool)
Handout photo provided by Grayling during a photocall to mark 100 days to go until the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course
South Korea fans pose with masks during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Russia and South Korea at Arena Pantanal on June 17, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
A boy plays soccer in the streets of the Garden Gloria neighborhood on June 17, 2014 in Praia Grande, Brazil. Soccer star Neymar of Brazil lived in this neighborhood between 7 and 12 years of age and is building a sports and educational center for the neighborhood kids. (Photo by Victor Moriyama/Getty Images)
Fans gather on a hill at Farol da Barra during halftime at a Fan Fest for the Brazil-Mexico match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A close up of the Brazuca match ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Mexico fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/Getty Images)
A fan looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Russia and South Korea at Arena Pantanal on June 17, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Chris Ewing carries the Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton through Meadowmill Sports Centre in East Lothian during the Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton relay on June 17, 2014 in East Lothian, Scotland. (Photo by Ben Birchall/Glasgow 2014 Ltd via Getty Images)
A general view of the stadium during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Francois Xavier Marit - Pool/Getty Images)
World Cup mascot Fuleco cheers during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Fans hold up cutouts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao on June 17, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Eleven-year old Amateur Lucy Li of the United States hits a shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 69th U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 17, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Fans place flowers at the base of a statue of the late San Diego Padres great Tony Gwynn at Petco Park, where the Padres play, June 16, 2014 in San Diego, California. Gwynn died this morning after a lengthy battle with cancer, according to published reports. He was 54. (Photo by Bill Wechter/Getty Images)
Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup during the Los Angeles Kings Victory Parade And Rally on June 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Mariafe Artacho (right) and Nicole Laird from Australia celebrate their victory and gold medal medal in women's final during FIVB Under 23 World Championships on June 15, 2014 in Myslowice, Poland. (Photo by Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images)
A Japanese fan cheers at a World Cup 2014 soccer match in Brazil. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: United States fans look on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Martin Kaymer of Germany celebrates with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory during the final round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 15, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Portugal's Pepe, left, puts his head on Germany's Thomas Mueller during the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. Pepe was red carded after this. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Clint Dempsey of the United States shoots and scores his team's first goal past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
United States fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Ghana fans cheer prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Stuart Broad of England reacts after bowling the final ball of the match to Nuwan Pradeep of Sri Lanka during day five of 1st Investec Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's Cricket Ground on June 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Thomas Mueller of Germany shoots and scores his team's fourth goal and completes his hat trick past Rui Patricio of Portugal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
German soccer fans react as their team scores its first goal against Portugal as they watch on a giant screen at the FIFA World Cup Fan Fest on Copacabana beach on June 16, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Thomas Mueller of Germany reacts after a headbutt by Pepe of Portugal resulting in a red card during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
German and other soccer fans create a conga line while waiting for the start of the German vs. Portugal match as they watch on a giant screen at the FIFA World Cup Fan Fest on Copacabana beach on June 16, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The teams are playing on the fifth day of the World Cup tournament. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of England (L) kicks a ball during a training session at the Urca military base (Forte de Urca) training ground at on June 16, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Wallabies players run passing drills during an Australian Wallabies training session at Coogee Oval on June 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
Martin Kaymer of Germany celebrates with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory during the final round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 15, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Lionel Messi of Argentina reacts after scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina at Maracana on June 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 15, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Goalkeeper Noel Valladares of Honduras scores an own goal, France's second, as he fumbles the ball over the line during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
A boy plays football on Rua Santa Isabel which is covered with colourful streamers to celebrate the FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. Group D team England lost 2-1 to Italy in their opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Manaus on June 14, 2014. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
The peloton in action during the eighth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on June 15, 2014 between Megeve and Courchevel, France. (Photo by Kristof Van Accom/Getty Images)
Japanese fans react after Japan is defeated during the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Japan and Cote d'Ivoire during the public viewing event at Tokyo Dome on June 15, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)
Toyota Racing, Toyota TS 040 - Hybrid of Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre, Sébastien Buemi on June 15, 2014 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Andrew Hone/Getty Images)
Japanese fans cheer on their team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup between Japan and Cote d'Ivoire during the public viewing event at Tokyo Dome on June 15, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)
A Colombia fan shows support prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
A fan of the the United States poses during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Clint Dempsey of the United States shoots and scores his team's first goal past goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey of Ghana during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
A local boy shows off his beach football skills on Magna Praia beach on June 11, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Bubba Watson of the United States plays a bunker shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 11, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Lecka/Getty Images)
Neymar of Brazil (C) celebrates his second goal with Hernanes in the second half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Dustin Johnson of the United States hits a shot from the natural habitat on the eighth hole during the first round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 12, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Adam Jones #10 (left) hits catcher Caleb Joseph #36 of the Baltimore Orioles with a pie to the face following the Orioles 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 12, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
A sand sculpture of Neymar of Brazil and Lionel Messi of Argentina on Copacabana beach on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Dog at the seafront of Copacabana beach on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
A wall mural seen in the street Rua Pereira Nunes on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 11: (EDITORS NOTE: A neutral density filter was used for this image.) A dressed dog seen at the seafront of Copacabana beach on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 11: (EDITORS NOTE: A neutral density filter was used for this image.) A father and his son play football on Copacabana beach on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 11: Leila de Matos holds her cat, Yandu, as it wears a Brazlian flag hat as they visit Copacabana beach while waiting for the start of the World Cup tournament on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil continues to prepare to host the World Cup which starts on June 12th and runs through July 13th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 10: Infielder Everth Cabrera #2 of the San Diego Padres does a head first slide on the wet tarp prior to the game against the Philadelphia Phillies on June 10, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
A young goalkeeper is beaten by a shot during a practice match at Serviluz favela on June 10, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Phil Mickelson of the United States hits a shot from a bunker during a practice round prior to the start of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 10, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Lecka/Getty Images)
Taylor Pischke (R) from Canada in action during FIVB Under 23 World Championships on June 10, 2014 in Myslowice, Poland. (Photo by Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images)
Miguel Cotto works out for the media at Everlast Lab on June 3, 2014 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Cotto will be fighting Sergio Martinez for the WBC Middleweight Championship on Saturday, June 7th at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
A mahout or elephant keeper in Brazil soccer national team jersey guides his elephant to kick the ball during a 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil promotion at Mae Sa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand, Saturday, June 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Wichai Taprieu)
Amanda Holden reenacts the Athena Tennis poster girl pose as she joins Robinsons ambassadors Tim Henman and Judy Murray at the Robinsons Pop Up and Play tennis court in Westfield, Stratford City in London
A referee uses vanishing spray during a referee's training session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, June 6, 2014. Referees will use vanishing spray during 2014 World Cup to stop defensive walls creeping forward at free-kicks. The 2014 Brazil World Cup is set to begin in a few days, with Brazil and Croatia competing in the opening match on June 12. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Otter "Arashi " as a goalkeeper saves a soccer ball hurled by a sea lion, left, during a show at Aburatsubo Marine Park in Miura, near Tokyo, Saturday, June 7, 2014. The aquarium began staging the event on Saturday, during the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Jodie Amos riding Wise Crack competes in the CCI3 cross country event during the Bramham International Horse Trials at Bramham Park, West Yorkshire.
England's Steven Gerrard consoles teammate Raheem Sterling (left) after he is shown the red card during the Friendly at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, USA.
Ecuador's Enner Valencia scores his side's first goal of the game during the friendly at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, USA
Brazilians play altinha, a spin-off of soccer played on the beach, on June 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Altinha is Portuguese for 'a little higher' and involves players attempting to keep the ball in the air without using their hands. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Netherlands fans show their support during the International Friendly match between The Netherlands and Wales at Amsterdam Arena on June 4, 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
A Netherlands fan shows their support during the International Friendly match between The Netherlands and Wales at Amsterdam Arena on June 4, 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Hemi "The Heat" Ahio (L) throws a punch during the 'SUPER 8: Last Man Standing' bout between Hemi "The Heat" Ahio and William Quarrie at The Trusts Stadium on June 4, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates match point during her women's singles quarter-final match against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain on day ten of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Chase Headley #7 of the San Diego Padres dives but can't make the catch on a single hit by Josh Harrison #5 of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the third inning of a baseball game at Petco Park June 2, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
Ben Roach of Wales leaves with a head wound during the 2014 Junior World Championships match between Wales and Fiji at ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe on June 2, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)
Helio Castroneves of Brazil, driver of the #3 Team Penske Dallara Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit - Dual II race at Belle Isle Park on June 1, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
'The Putter Boy' statue is seen near the clubhouse during a practice round prior to the start of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 10, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Mexican soccer fan, Herwin Gomez, from Mexico, wears a Lucha libre mask as he arrives at the Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport for the World Cup tournament on June 10, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil continues to prepare to host the World Cup which starts on June 12th and runs through July 13th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Alex Palacios (L) and Christian Palacios in town to root for the Ecuadorian soccer team play with a soccer ball among large inflatable ones that are part of a protest on Copacabana beach against what the Brazilian government spent on building stadiums for the 2014 World Cup and to call for more money to be spent on better education, health and public services on June 10, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil continues to prepare to host the World Cup which starts on June 12th and runs through July 13th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Mark Stroh from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania shows his support for the American soccer team as he arrives to pick up friends at the Rio de Janeiro Galeao International Airport for the start of the World Cup soccer tournament on June 10, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Mexican soccer fan, Cain Camacho from Chicago, Illinois shows his support for the Mexican soccer team on Copacabana beach as he awaits the start of the World Cup tournament on June 10, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in action during her first round match against Mona Barthel of Germany on day two of the Aegon Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club on June 10, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
Enija Bidzane (R) from Latvia in action during FIVB Under 23 World Championships on June 10, 2014 in Myslowice, Poland. (Photo by Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images)

Photographs from football, rugby, golf and other sports from around the world. Compiled and edited by Gary Fennelly

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