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Friday 19 December 2014

In pictures: World Cup fans - flashback to South Africa 2010

BERLIN - JUNE 23:  German football supporters are seen while watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup match between Germany and Ghana at a live public viewing on a large screen monitor at FIFA Fanmeile on June 23, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Matthias Kern/Getty Images)
World Cup Fans Gallery - flashback to 2010
Spain v Honduras, World Cup 2010
Chile v Switzerland, World Cup 2010
World Cup fans. 2010
Brazil fans, World Cup 2010
The World Cup Fans Gallery 2010- English fans lap up the atmosphere.
Netherlands fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Quarter Final match between Netherlands and Brazil at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on July 2, 2010 in Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
TV Presenter Sara Carbonero, girlfriend of Iker Casillas of Spain ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Germany and Spain at Durban Stadium
The Belfast Telegraph World Cup fans Gallery
A German football supporter watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup semi final match between Germany and Spain at a live public viewing on a large screen monitor at FIFA Fanmeile on July 7, 2010 in Berlin
Portugal v Spain, World Cup 2010
Sylvie Van der Vaart, wife of Rafael Van der Vaart of the Netherlands enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Girlfriend of Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands, Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen, attends the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
A Spain fan enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Germany and Spain at Durban Stadium on July 7, 2010
Spain v Paraguay, World Cup 2010
A Uruguay fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at Green Point Stadium on July 6, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa
Portugal v Spain, World Cup 2010
Supporters of the Spanish team attend a public viewing of the World Cup final football match between Spain and Netherlands at Paseo Recoletos on July 11, 2010 in Madrid, Spain
Brazil fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Quarter Final match between Netherlands and Brazil at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on July 2, 2010 in Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Portugal fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Spain and Portugal at Green Point Stadium on June 29, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Spain fans enjoy the atmosphere during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
German football supporters watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup half final match between Germany and Spain at a live public viewing on a large screen monitor at FIFA Fanmeile on July 7, 2010 in Berlin
A Uruguay fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at Green Point Stadium on July 6, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa
A Netherlands fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at Green Point Stadium on July 6, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa
A Netherlands fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at Green Point Stadium on July 6, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa
A Spain fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
World Cup fans. July 2010
World Cup fans. July 2010
Japan v Paraguay, World Cup 2010
Paraguay fan Larissa Riquelme cheers on her team in Asuncion
Brazil v Chile, World Cup 2010
Brazil v Chile, World Cup 2010
Holland v Slovakia, World Cup 2010
Holland v Slovakia, World Cup 2010
Argentina v Mexico, World Cup 2010
Argentina v Mexico, World Cup 2010
TV presenter Christine Bleakley ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
TV presenter Christine Bleakley ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
England v Germany, World Cup 2010
England v Germany, World Cup 2010
England v Germany, World Cup 2010
Spain fans, World Cup 2010
A Brazil fan, World Cup 2010
A Brazil fan, World Cup 2010
Spain fans, World Cup 2010
Italy v Slovakia, World Cup 2010
Germany v Ghana, World Cup 2010
Cameroon v Holland, World Cup 2010
Italy v Slovakia, World Cup 2010
Italy v Slovakia, World Cup 2010
Italy v Slovakia, World Cup 2010
Algeria v USA, World Cup 2010
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: A USA fan enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between USA and Algeria at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 22: Greece fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Greece and Argentina at Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)
POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 22: Argentina fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Greece and Argentina at Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)
POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 22: An Argentina fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Greece and Argentina at Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
France v South Africa, World Cup 2010
Mexico v Uruguay, World Cup 2010
Spain v Honduras, World Cup 2010
Chile v Switzerland, World Cup 2010
A fan watches Italy v New Zealand, World Cup 2010
Fans watch Italy v New Zealand, World Cup 2010
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 19: Netherlands fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group E match between Netherlands and Japan at Durban Stadium on June 19, 2010 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Greece v Nigeria, World Cup 2010
World Cup fans 2010
Dancers entertain the crowd at half-time during the Brazil v North Korea World Cup match
Fans watch Brazil v North Korea, World Cup 2010
Brazil fans, World Cup 2010
World Cup. June 2010
World Cup fans. June 2010
World Cup fans. June 2010
Germany fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Germany and Spain at Durban Stadium
A Spain fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Germany and Spain at Durban Stadium

The pain, the passion and the joy that is part and parcel of the world's greatest sporting event - etched in the faces of the thousands of football fans from around the globe who travelled to South Africa.

 

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