FIFA World Cup | Top 20 best photos from Brazil

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

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FIFA World Cup 2014 | From the Sky

As the tournament wraps up, we shine a light on Rio from higher perspective – as in literally from up in the clouds.

European Sports Pictures of the Month | June 2014

The most striking images of European sports come together in our Top 10. Vote for your favorite!

FIFA World Cup 2014 | United States Best Moments

As America celebrates Independence Day, we take a look back at some of the best moments from Team USA’s unforgettable World Cup journey.

FIFA World Cup | Editors Picks

Our editors are updating this selection of the best photos from the FIFA World Cup 2014 tournament being contested in Brazil.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Our photographers' highlights so far

We asked some of our Getty Images Sports Photographers what have been their highlights so far in this tournament.

Are you a super football fan?

Whatever draws you to the sport, we want to see your football passion.  Snap an original video, group shot or selfie of your best football moment and share it with us on Instagram.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Calling all bloggers and tweeters!

Getty Images offers all bloggers the opportunity to select, embed and share multiple images from the FIFA World Cup – at no cost – for non-commercial use on websites, blogs and social media channels.

Pele 10 | A personal photograph collection

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better know as Pelé, is regarded by many as the best player of all time.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Every Game, Every Goal

And as Authorized Photographic Agency of FIFA, we'll be there

Story behind the Photo | Gazza’s Tears

Stu Forster gives us the photographer’s perspective on the famous ‘Gazza’s Tears’ shot from the Italia World Cup 1990.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Brasilia: Host City Profile

Built from scratch between 1956 and 1960 to give the nation a new capital, Brasilia is the epitome of urban legend.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Cuiabá: Host City Profile

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.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Curitiba: Host City Profile

Keen to market itself as not just another urban sprawl, the capital of the state of Paraná is Brazil’s budding model city.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Fortaleza: Host City Profile

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.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Manaus: Host City Profile

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.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Natal: Host City Profile

Named so after being established as settlement on December 25th 1599, Natal is Brazil’s ‘Christmas town’ in perennial holiday season.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Porto Alegro: Host City Profile

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.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | England: A Brief World Cup History

Of all the images associated with England and sporting success, there is one picture which continues to remain more iconic than most.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Recife: Host City Profile

Some of the country’s best beaches are the main lure to this coastal city also known as the Brazilian Venice.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Rio De Janeiro: Host City Profile

Always in contention for “Most Beautiful City on Earth” gongs, there’s a lot more to Rio than just Carnival and the Copacabana.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Salvador: Host City Profile

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.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | São Paulo: Host City Profile

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

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Belo Horizonte: Host City Profile

“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

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Brazil: A Brief World Cup History

Joga bonito they call it in Brazil and few adhere so strictly to the dictum of practicing and preaching as the Seleção.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Argentina: A Brief World Cup History

"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

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Italy: A Brief World Cup History

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.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Spain: A Brief World Cup 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

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Japan: A Brief World Cup History

It had taken 68 years but Japan finally made it to a World Cup in France in 1998.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | United States: A Brief World Cup History

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

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Netherlands: A Brief World Cup History

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.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Germany: A Brief World Cup History

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..

FIFA World Cup 2014 | France: A Brief World Cup History

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.

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Australia: A Brief World Cup History

It's 1998 and Australia are 2-0 up in a play-off match against Iran..

Children of the Favela | Behind the Scenes

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...

Eine kurze Geschichte des deutschen WM-Fußballs

Als Deutschland 2006 die Weltmeisterschaft bei sich austragen durfte, bestand kein Zweifel mehr an der Wichtigkeit des Fußballsports. 

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Breve storia dell'Italia alla Coppa del Mondo FIFA

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.

Breve historia de España en los Mundiales de fútbol

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

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Een korte geschiedenis van de Nederland op de FIFA World Cup

Pas als er 120 seconden gespeeld zijn tijdens de finale van de Wereldkampioenschappen in 1974, maakt de eerste Duitse speler balcontact tijdens de wedstrijd.

Uma breve história do Brasil na Copa do Mundo da FIFA

Ninguem coloca em prática a expressão "Joga bonito" como a Seleção Brasileira. Para a Seleção, um jogo bom é um jogo bonito.

Inside The Favela Communities Of Rio De Janeiro

Life inside the favela communities of Rio De Janeiro with photographer Mario Tama.

FIFA World Cup Technical Tour

Seven days, 12 flights, 14,850 miles and some amazing sites. Michael Heiman, Managing Editor for Major Events shares his experiences...

Laurence Griffiths: Children of the Favela

Laurence Griffiths uses the Getty Images Editorial Fellowship to produce a short film on street football in Brazil...