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Wednesday 1 October 2014

World Cup 2014: Football fans prepare for big kick-off

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 11:  Two Australian football fans show off their football style haircuts at Copacabana beach on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 11: Two Australian football fans show off their football style haircuts at Copacabana beach on June 11, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
A street is decorated with national flags of countries participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup near Santa Cruz Cabralia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Soccer fans around the world are gearing up to watch the World Cup soccer tournament that kicks off in Sao Paulo, Thursday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
A street is decorated with national flags of countries participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup near Santa Cruz Cabralia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Soccer fans around the world are gearing up to watch the World Cup soccer tournament that kicks off in Sao Paulo, Thursday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 08:  In this handout image supplied by the FA, (L-R) Gary Cahill, Steven Gerrard, Joe Hart, Phil Jagielka and James Milner of England take part in a recovery session at the Golden Tulip Hotel on June 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 08: In this handout image supplied by the FA, (L-R) Gary Cahill, Steven Gerrard, Joe Hart, Phil Jagielka and James Milner of England take part in a recovery session at the Golden Tulip Hotel on June 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off tonight when Brazil take on Croatia. Fans have been flocking to South America to celebrate the upcoming feast of football. Those who can't make it to South America are getting in on the action too...

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