We asked some of our Getty Images Sports Photographers what have been their highlights so far in this tournament.
Keen to market itself as not just another urban sprawl, the capital of the state of Paraná is Brazil’s budding model city.
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.
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