PHOTOS: Colourful fans for FIFA World Cup 2014

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Rio de Janeiro, June 20: Football fans across the world have converged on 12 cities of Brazil for the FIFA World Cup 2014.

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It has been eight days since the tournament began in Sao Paulo on June 12. So far we have witnessed some of the colourful, craziest supporters for all the 32 countries playing in the event.

Home team Brazil enjoyed a lot of support in their opening match against Croatia in Sao Paulo. It was delight for them as the hosts started with a victory.

Of the 64 matches to be played, 23 are completed by June 19. Three teams - Netherlands, Chile and Colombia have progressed to the knockouts (round of 16) while defending champions Spain have been eliminated after two successive losses.

Here are some of the pictures of fans celebrating World Cup 2014

Uruguayan supporters

Uruguayan supporters with team colours' head gear react before the start of the group D World Cup match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014.

South Korean fans

South Korean fans celebrate after their soccer team scored the first goal against Russia during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea, at a public viewing venue in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 18.

Chaos in Japan

Police officers try to control some of Japanese rowdy soccer fans on the crossroad following the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Ivory Coast at the Tokyo's Shibuya shopping district, Sunday, June 15. Ivory Coast won 2-1.

Blue of Italy

Italian fans celebrate their team's victory after a live broadcast of the World Cup match between England and Italy, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, June 14. Italy defeated England 2-1 in a Group D match.

Suarez fan

A fan, with his face painted to represent his country's flag and wearing a T-shirt with an image of Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez, cheers as he watches a live broadcast of the World Cup match between England and Uruguay in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, June 19. Suarez scored twice to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory.

Brazil fans in Bangalore

Fans of Brazil's football team take out a procession ahead of the FIFA World cup 2014 in Bengaluru on Thursday, June 12.

Home fans

Brazilian soccer fans Ray Zacaro, left, and Adriana Strauss dance after a World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, at the Kukaramakara cafe block party in Miami, Thursday, June 12. Brazil won 3-1.

Messi effigy

A Brazilian supporter slaps an effigy of Argentina's Lionel Messi before the start of the second half of the Group H World Cup match between Belgium and Algeria at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17.

Brazilians party in Miami

Brazilian soccer fans celebrate their team's second goal during the opening game of the World Cup, between Brazil and Croatia, at a block party in Miami, Thursday, June 12.

Different faces of Japan

Japanese fans pose with their face paint before the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Greece at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Thursday, June 19. The match ended 0-0 draw.

Support for Brazil

A spectator adjusts her headdress before the start of the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18.

Belgium fans

Two fans of the Belgian national soccer team watch the match against Algeria, broadcast live on a giant video screen at the Ghelamco soccer stadium in Ghent, western Belgium, Tuesday, June 17.

Celebrating Argentina win

Argentina supporters celebrate the team's victory in the first match at FIFA World cup 2014, in Kolkata on Monday, June 16.

World Cup hairdo

Football fans paint their heads to support their favourite teams ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2014, in Mumbai on Monday, June 9.

Joy in Belgium

Fans of the Belgian national soccer team cheer after Belgium beat Algeria 2-1, during the match broadcast live on a giant video screen at the Ghelamco soccer stadium in Ghent, western Belgium, Tuesday, June 17. Belgium plays against Algeria, South Korea and Russia in Group H of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

Support for all

A spectator poses with her festive attire before the Group A World Cup match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18.

Argentine fans

Argentina supporters react before the Group F World Cup match between Argentina and Bosnia at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15.

World Cup fever in Kochi

Football fans take out a rally in connection with the FIFA World CUP 2014, in Kochi on Wednesday, June 11.

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