Getty Images World Cup team of 46 photographers shot around 600,000 pictures in Brazil and out of these came our favourite 20! Vote for your favourite
As the tournament wraps up, we shine a light on Rio from higher perspective – as in literally from up in the clouds.
The most striking images of European sports come together in our Top 10. Vote for your favorite!
As America celebrates Independence Day, we take a look back at some of the best moments from Team USA’s unforgettable World Cup journey.
Our editors are updating this selection of the best photos from the FIFA World Cup 2014 tournament being contested in Brazil.
We asked some of our Getty Images Sports Photographers what have been their highlights so far in this tournament.
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Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better know as Pelé, is regarded by many as the best player of all time.
And as Authorized Photographic Agency of FIFA, we'll be there
Stu Forster gives us the photographer’s perspective on the famous ‘Gazza’s Tears’ shot from the Italia World Cup 1990.
Built from scratch between 1956 and 1960 to give the nation a new capital, Brasilia is the epitome of urban legend.
The ‘pequeno’ of them all, Cuiabá, the capital of the state of Mato Grasso, is the smallest host city of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Keen to market itself as not just another urban sprawl, the capital of the state of Paraná is Brazil’s budding model city.
It’s hot, it’s humid. Capital of the state of Ceará and the sunshine capital of Brazil, Fortaleza is one the country’s most addictive tastes of the tropics.
Home to almost two million people, Manaus sits in the heart of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest and is the only World Cup host city located in the northwest fringes of the country.
Named so after being established as settlement on December 25th 1599, Natal is Brazil’s ‘Christmas town’ in perennial holiday season.
Set in the heartland of Brazil’s deep south, Porto Alegro is the latin-infused hub on the doorstep of South America’s cowboy country.
Of all the images associated with England and sporting success, there is one picture which continues to remain more iconic than most.
Some of the country’s best beaches are the main lure to this coastal city also known as the Brazilian Venice.
Always in contention for “Most Beautiful City on Earth” gongs, there’s a lot more to Rio than just Carnival and the Copacabana.
The capital of the north-eastern state of Bahia, Salvador is the rhythmic heartbeat of the country’s Afro-Brazilian Culture, and hosts a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and Netherlands.
Brazil’s economic and cultural powerhouse, São Paolo (a.k.a. ‘Sampa’) is not only the country’s biggest city but also the largest metropolis in the Southern Hemisphere, and will host the opening game of the FIFA World Cup 2014
“BH” to its locals, the inland city’s dramatic location and big-city buzz is preparing to broaden a new wave of travellers’ horizons, as it prepares to host six games at the FIFA World Cup 2014
Joga bonito they call it in Brazil and few adhere so strictly to the dictum of practicing and preaching as the Seleção.
"Our Diego, who is on the pitches, hallowed be thy left hand, bring us your magic. Make your goals remembered on earth as in heaven." So goes the Church of Maradona's version of the Lord's Prayer
Be it Marco Tardelli's famous wild-eyed celebration in 1982 or Roberto Baggio rooted to the spot after missing form a penalty in the final in 1994, Italy have provided some of the most dramatic scenes that the World Cup has witnessed throughout its history.
There were four minutes left on the clock when Andrés Iniesta's locked eyes on the ball before disappearing under an avalanche of his delirious team-mates
It had taken 68 years but Japan finally made it to a World Cup in France in 1998.
Few teams were enthused about the prospect of making the long and difficult journey to Uruguay in 1930 but one of those that did make it was the US
There is 120 seconds gone in the final of the 1974 World Cup before a German player gets to touch the ball first time in the match.
When Germany hosted the World Cup in 2006, its importance cannot be understated. By then the time was ripe for the country to move on from the horrors of the past and to feel pride in the nation once again..
The first World Cup may have been held in South America but it was a European, or more specifically the Frenchman Lucien Laurent, who scored the tournament's first ever goal.
It's 1998 and Australia are 2-0 up in a play-off match against Iran..
Last year, Laurence Griffiths used his Getty Images Editorial Fellowship to document football in the favelas of Rio and what it means to the children there. Here's his behind the scenes diary...
Als Deutschland 2006 die Weltmeisterschaft bei sich austragen durfte, bestand kein Zweifel mehr an der Wichtigkeit des Fußballsports.
Dall'emozionante esaltazione di Marco Tardelli nel 1982 all'immobile disperazione di Roberto Baggio dopo il rigore sbagliato nella finale del 1994, l'Italia ha offerto alcuni dei momenti più drammatici e indimenticabili nella storia della Coppa del Mondo.
El minutero marcaba unos escasos cuatro minutos para el final del partido cuando Andrés Iniesta se hizo con el control del balón antes de que la avalancha de sus compañeros, locos de alegría, le hiciera desaparecer
Pas als er 120 seconden gespeeld zijn tijdens de finale van de Wereldkampioenschappen in 1974, maakt de eerste Duitse speler balcontact tijdens de wedstrijd.
Ninguem coloca em prática a expressão "Joga bonito" como a Seleção Brasileira. Para a Seleção, um jogo bom é um jogo bonito.
Life inside the favela communities of Rio De Janeiro with photographer Mario Tama.
Seven days, 12 flights, 14,850 miles and some amazing sites. Michael Heiman, Managing Editor for Major Events shares his experiences...
Laurence Griffiths uses the Getty Images Editorial Fellowship to produce a short film on street football in Brazil...