World Cup 2014 Fans’ Emotional Roller Coaster: The Agony and the Ecstasy

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An England fan at a bar in London celebrates as Daniel Sturridge scores against Italy. (Reuters)

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An England fan reacts as he watches his team lose to Italy. (Reuters)

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Italy fans hold a cutout of Mario Balotelli as he scores against England. (Reuters)

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Fans of Japan’s national team celebrate in Tokyo after Keisuke Honda scored against Ivory Coast. (Reuters)

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Japan fans in Tokyo react after Japan lost to Ivory Coast. (Reuters)

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Fans in Fortaleza react after Brazil conceded a goal to Croatia. (AFP)

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Croatia fans in Zagreb’s main square react as their team scores against Brazil. (AFP)

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Croatia fans watching the opening match in Zagreb react as their team loses to Brazil. (AFP)

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Brazil fans at a beach restaurant in Porto Seguro celebrate the third goal against Croatia. (Reuters)

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Argentina fans react to their team’s first goal against Bosnia and Herzegovina as they watch on a giant screen at the Fifa World Cup Fan Fest on Copacabana beach. (Getty)

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Bosnia fans in Sarajevo celebrate a goal against Argentina. (AFP)

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Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal against Bosnia. (AFP)

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Edinson Cavani of Uruguay celebrates scoring a penalty against Costa Rica in the first half. (AFP)

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A Costa Rica fan at Democracia square in San Jose reacts as his team scores three goals in the second half to beat Uruguay. (Reuters)

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Uruguayan fans in Montevideo suffer a shock defeat to Costa Rica. (Reuters)

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Spain supporters in Madrid celebrate as Alonso scores against the Netherlands. (AFP)

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Dutch fans in Rio celebrate goal after goal as the Netherlands trounce Spain 5-1. (Reuters)

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Abject Spain fans in Madrid watch their team lose to the Netherlands. (Reuters)

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England and Union flags adorn a house in a street in the Knowle West area of Bristol, ahead of the football World Cup. (Getty)

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Flags of the participants in the 2014 World Cup are hung over a street in the town of Santa Cruz Cabralia, north of Porto Seguro, Brazil. (Reuters)

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Leila de Matos holds her odd-eyed white cat Yandu, wearing a Brazilian flag hat, as they visit Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. (Getty)