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The World Cup of soccer fans

Russia supporter during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Russia and Egypt on June 19, 2018 at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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The World Cup provides a unique opportunity for nations to come together and display cultures from all around the globe. Thousands of soccer, or football, fans have shown up to cheer on their team, but some have gone the extra mile.

At any World Cup match you can expect to see some crazy outfits and even crazier personalities.

Sports lovers at the quadrennial event show their passion and love for their home countries — but in some unusual displays of dedication. From eir colorful face paint to elaborate headdresses, here are a few of our favorite fans at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Colombia

A Colombian fan sporting a tiger head poses before the Russia 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Colombia and Japan at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on June 19, 2018.
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A Colombia fan sporting a tiger head roars before the Group H match between Colombia and Japan at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on June 19, 2018.

Russia

A fan of Russia's national football team with the body painted with Russian national colors celebrates the victory over Saudi Arabia in central Moscow on June 14, 2018 during the opening day of Russia 2018 Football World Cup.
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A fan whose body is painted with Russia's national colors celebrates the team's victory over Saudi Arabia in central Moscow on June 14, 2018, during the opening day of the World Cup.

Switzerland

A Switzerland fan reacts before the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Switzerland at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-On-Don on June 17, 2018.
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A Switzerland fan reacts before the Group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don on June 17, 2018.

Iran

Iran supporters during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group B match between Morocco and IR Iran on June 15, 2018 at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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Iran supporters during the Group B match between Morocco and Iran on June 15, 2018, at St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg.

Peru

A Peru fan looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between France and Peru at Ekaterinburg Arena on June 21, 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
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A Peru fan looks dejected following his team's defeat in the Group C match between France and Peru at Ekaterinburg Arena on June 21, 2018, in Ekaterinburg.

Poland

Poland's fans cheer prior to the Russia 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Poland and Senegal at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 19, 2018.
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Poland fans cheer prior to the Group H match between Poland and Senegal at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 19, 2018.

Argentina

Argentina fans inside the stadium before the match between Argentina and Croatia on June 21st, 2018.
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Argentina fans inside the stadium before the Group D match between Argentina and Croatia on June 21, 2018.

Nigeria

A Nigeria's fan celebrates their victory at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Iceland at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 22, 2018.
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A Nigeria fan celebrates the team's victory at the end of the Group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 22, 2018.

Mexico

The Mexican fans celebrate during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia on June 17, 2018.
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Mexico fans celebrate during the Group F match between Germany and Mexico at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17, 2018.

Portugal

A Portugal fan enjoys the pre match atmosphere prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Portugal and Morocco at Luzhniki Stadium on June 20, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.
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A Portugal fan enjoys the pre-match atmosphere at the Group B match between Portugal and Morocco at Luzhniki Stadium on June 20, 2018, in Moscow.

Japan

Japan fans show their support prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Colombia and Japan at Mordovia Arena on June 19, 2018 in Saransk, Russia.
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Japan fans show their support prior to the Group H match between Colombia and Japan.

Morocco

Morocco fans before the match between Morocco and Portugal at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia on June 20th, 2018.
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Morocco fans before the Group B match between Morocco and Portugal.

Germany

Germany's fans cheer prior to the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17, 2018.
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Germany fans cheer prior to the Group F match between Germany and Mexico.

France

Two France fans kiss each other before the Russia 2018 World Cup Group C football match between France and Australia at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 16, 2018.
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Two France fans kiss each other before the Group C match between France and Australia at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 16, 2018.

Brazil

A Brazil supporter celebrates during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 22, 2018.
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A Brazil supporter celebrates during the Group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg on June 22, 2018.

Costa Rica

A Costa Rica fan enjoys the pre match atmosphere during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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A Costa Rica fan enjoys the atmosphere during the Group E match between Brazil and Costa Rica.

Iceland

An Iceland's fan (2ndR) sporting a fake Viking helmet and friends cheer their team as they wait in the grandstand before the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Iceland at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 22, 2018.
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Iceland fans, one sporting a fake Viking helmet, cheer their team as they wait in the grandstand before the Group D match between Nigeria and Iceland.

Denmark

Denmark fans with a miniature replca World Cup sit in the crowd before kick off of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group C football match between Denmark and Australia at the Samara Arena in Samara on June 21, 2018.
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Denmark fans with a miniature replica World Cup trophy sit in the crowd before the Group C match between Denmark and Australia at the Samara Arena in Samara on June 21, 2018.

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Key Points
  • Construction and preparation for the 2018 World Cup have cost $11.8 billion for Russia.
  • The tournament comes amid allegations of corruption against FIFA, soccer's international governing body.
  • FIFA is expected to rake in about $6 billion in revenue from the 2018 World Cup, up 25 percent from the previous tournament.