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06/17/2014 10:44 am ET | Updated Jun 17, 2014

The Best Fans From Every Country In The World Cup

Competition is fierce at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and not only on the field. As fans from around the world cheer on their teams, each nation appears to be trying to outdo the others for the wildest costumes.

Brazil estimates that some 3.7 million people will travel to the country for the World Cup matches and festivities. Countless others are donning wacky wigs and face paint all over the world to watch the matches on television.

Whichever country fans are rooting for, they have one thing in common: their enthusiasm for the game. These photos of fans from each of the 31 competing nations show that soccer really does bring the world together, in all of its weird and and wonderful hues.

Honduras
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A fan from Honduras shows off his outfit before the Group E World Cup soccer match between France and Honduras at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Ecuador
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An Ecuadorean fan gestures before the Group E World Cup soccer match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

U.S.A.

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USA soccer fans attend the FIFA Fan Fest at Fan HQ on June 15, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Portugal
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Portugal fans pose prior to the Group G football match between Germany and Portugal at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. (PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Ivory Coast
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A fan from the Ivory Coast yells before the Group C World Cup soccer match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Colombia
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A Colombia soccer fan cheers during his team's World Cup game against Greece inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Germany
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Fans of Germany pose at the Fanmeile public viewing at Brandenburg Gate prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal on June 16, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bosnia and Herzegovina
bosniaherzBosnia and Herzegovina fans pose in front of the Maracana stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2014 group match between Argentina and Bosnia and Herzecovina in Rio de Janeiro on June 15, 2014. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Italy
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Italy fans show off their face paint before the Group D World Cup soccer match between England and Italy at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Mexico
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Mexico soccer fan Jose Reyna, center, reacts as he watches his team's World Cup match with Cameroon inside the FIFA Fan fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

France
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A France fan enjoys the the atmosphere prior to 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. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Croatia
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A Croatian fan with his face painted in the Croatian national soccer team's colors waits to enter Itaquerao Stadium to watch the World Cup opening match, between Brazil and Croatia of Group A, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Japan
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Japanese fans listen to their nation's national anthem before the Group C World Cup soccer match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Uruguay
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A Uruguayan national football team fan watches the FIFA World Cup match against Costa Rica on a giant screen in Montevideo on June 14, 2014. (MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)

Netherlands
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The Netherlands fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Chile
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Chile's fans watch a Group B football match between Chile and Australia at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014. (MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia
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Australia fans hold up an inflatable kangaroo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Chile and Australia at Arena Pantanal on June 13, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Switzerland
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Switzerland fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Spain
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Spanish soccer fans watch as their team plays against the Netherlands on the giant screen showing the FIFA World Cup match on June 13, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Nigeria
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Nigeria fans watch the Group F match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. (JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran
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Iranian fans cheer for their team before the start of the Group F match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korea
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South Korean fans wave their national flag as they welcome their national football team at the Bourbon Hotel in Foz do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil, on June 11, 2014. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Costa Rica
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A Costa Rica national football team fan watches the FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match against Uruguay on a giant screen in San Jose on June 14, 2014. (EZEQUIEL BECERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Algeria
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An Algeria supporter invades the field with others as they celebrate Algeria winning the friendly match between Algeria and Romania on June 4, 2014, at the Geneva Stadium in Geneva, ahead of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia
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Supporters pose with a national flag as members of Russia's national team take part in a training session at Estadio Novelli Junior in Itu on the outskirts of Sao Paulo on June 10, 2014, ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Cameroon
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A Cameroon fan waves his national flag during Cameroon's training session at the Kleber Andrade stadium in Vitoria on June 16, 2014 during the 2014 FIFA football World Cup in Brazil. (PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Greece
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Fans of Greece pose before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)

England
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An England supporter reacts in the Walkabout bar in central London on June 14, 2014, after England scored an equalizing goal during their first Group D match against Italy in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Ghana
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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. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Belgium
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Belgium's supporters attend the last training session of Belgium's national team, the Red Devils, before their departure for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, on June 8, 2014, in Brussels. (NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazil
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A Brazilian fan gestures as he watches the 2014 soccer World Cup soccer game between Brazil and Croatia at a Fan Fest complex in Fortaleza, Brazil, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Argentina
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An Argentina soccer fan cheers as he poses for a photo outside the Maracana Stadium before the Group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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