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World Cup 2014

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Around The World In 60 Goals -09 June 2014
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Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'.
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June 09, 2014
Goalposts stand in a soccer field flooded by the waters of the Paraguay River in Asuncion May 30, 2014....
Asuncion, Paraguay
Goalposts stand in a soccer field flooded by the waters of the Paraguay River in Asuncion
Goalposts stand in a soccer field flooded by the waters of the Paraguay River in Asuncion May 30, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno (PARAGUAY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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June 09, 2014
Goalposts stand in a public soccer pitch in Berlin June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June...
Berlin, Germany
Goalposts stand in a public soccer pitch in Berlin
Goalposts stand in a public soccer pitch in Berlin June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
Sheep graze in front of a soccer goalpost in Shuto Orizari, a shantytown near the capital Skopje June...
Skopje, Macedonia
Sheep graze in front of a soccer goalpost in Shuto Orizari, a shantytown near the capital Skopje
Sheep graze in front of a soccer goalpost in Shuto Orizari, a shantytown near the capital Skopje June 4, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski (MACEDONIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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June 09, 2014
A soccer goalpost stands half buried in the ground after a major flood, at a stadium in Nemila June 3,...
NEMILA, Bosnia and Herzegovina
A soccer goalpost stands half buried in the ground after a major flood, at a stadium in Nemila
A soccer goalpost stands half buried in the ground after a major flood, at a stadium in Nemila June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

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June 09, 2014
Children play soccer on a playing field in Kirtipur, Kathmandu May 31, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup...
Kathmandu, Nepal
Children play soccer on a playing field in Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Children play soccer on a playing field in Kirtipur, Kathmandu May 31, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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June 09, 2014
A worker walks past a soccer goalpost at a playing field in Kamnik June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World...
KAMNIK, Slovenia
A worker walks past a soccer goalpost at a playing field in Kamnik
A worker walks past a soccer goalpost at a playing field in Kamnik June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic (SLOVENIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A makeshift soccer goalpost stands near Molweni, west of Durban June 5, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup...
Durban, South Africa
A makeshift soccer goalpost stands near Molweni, west of Durban
A makeshift soccer goalpost stands near Molweni, west of Durban June 5, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 5, 2014. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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June 09, 2014
A man plays soccer with migrant workers from Bangladesh and India at a street soccer court near a workers'...
Singapore, Singapore
A man plays soccer with migrant workers from Bangladesh and India at a street soccer court near the workers'...
A man plays soccer with migrant workers from Bangladesh and India at a street soccer court near a workers' dormitory (behind) in Singapore June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by amateur players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A broken soccer goalpost stands on a pitch in Wythenshawe Park near Manchester, northern England March...
Manchester, United Kingdom
A broken soccer goalpost stands on a pitch in Wythenshawe Park near Manchester, northern England
A broken soccer goalpost stands on a pitch in Wythenshawe Park near Manchester, northern England March 29, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken March 29, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
Two men kick a ball on a soccer field in front of a coking plant in the western city of Bottrop June...
Bottrop, Germany
Two men kick a ball on a soccer field in front of a coking plant in the western city of Bottrop
Two men kick a ball on a soccer field in front of a coking plant in the western city of Bottrop June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
Grass grows in front of a goalpost in downtown Zagreb June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on...
Zagreb, Croatia
Grass grows in front of a goalpost in downtown Zagreb
Grass grows in front of a goalpost in downtown Zagreb June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic (CROATIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

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June 09, 2014
Men pose for a photograph in front of a goalpost in the Castro-Castro Prison in Lima June 2, 2014. The...
Lima, Peru
Men pose for a photograph in front of a goalpost in the Castro-Castro Prison in Lima
Men pose for a photograph in front of a goalpost in the Castro-Castro Prison in Lima June 2, 2014. The banner reads, "I made some mistakes and paid for them. But please nobody say football is to blame. I was wrong, but the ball does not get dirty," paraphrasing a phrase said by Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 2, 2014. REUTERS/ Mariana Bazo (PERU - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A kite flies above a goalpost at a playing field in a slum on the outskirts of Sao Paulo June 5, 2014....
Sao Paulo, Brazil
A kite flies above a goalpost at a playing field in a slum on the outskirts of Sao Paulo
A kite flies above a goalpost at a playing field in a slum on the outskirts of Sao Paulo June 5, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 5, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A goalpost is painted on a wall at a house used as a creche in Ciudad Juarez June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil...
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
A goalpost is painted on a wall at a house used as a creche in Ciudad Juarez
A goalpost is painted on a wall at a house used as a creche in Ciudad Juarez June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez (MEXICO - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
Players for "The Tuesdays" pose in a soccer goalpost at a training ground in Balham, south London June...
London, United Kingdom
Players for "The Tuesdays" pose in a soccer goalpost at a training ground in Balham, south London
Players for "The Tuesdays" pose in a soccer goalpost at a training ground in Balham, south London June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A local man trains on a goalpost at an athletic field at twilight in the town of Divnogorsk outside Russia's...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
A local man trains on a goalpost at an athletic field at twilight in the town of Divnogorsk outside Russia's...
A local man trains on a goalpost at an athletic field at twilight in the town of Divnogorsk outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A night football league player kicks a ball into a goal at the Westway Sports Center in London June 3,...
London, United Kingdom
A night football league player kicks a ball into a goal at the Westway Sports Center in London
A night football league player kicks a ball into a goal at the Westway Sports Center in London June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A boy jumps to save a goal while playing soccer at Shivaji Park in Mumbai June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil...
Mumbai, India
A boy jumps to save a goal while playing soccer at Shivaji Park in Mumbai
A boy jumps to save a goal while playing soccer at Shivaji Park in Mumbai June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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June 09, 2014
A Swiss airline jet flies over a goalpost on a soccer pitch as it approaches to land at Zurich Airport...
Kloten, Switzerland
A Swiss airline jet flies over a goalpost on a soccer pitch as it approaches to land at Zurich Airport...
A Swiss airline jet flies over a goalpost on a soccer pitch as it approaches to land at Zurich Airport in the town of Kloten May 31, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

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June 09, 2014
A boy with a cricket bat gestures while playing near a soccer goalpost in a slum in Karachi May 30, 2014....
Karachi, Pakistan
A boy with a cricket bat gestures while playing near a soccer goalpost in a slum in Karachi
A boy with a cricket bat gestures while playing near a soccer goalpost in a slum in Karachi May 30, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A boy jumps to save a goal while playing soccer on the beach in Benghazi June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil...
Benghazi, Libya
A boy jumps to save a goal while playing soccer on the beach in Benghazi
A boy jumps to save a goal while playing soccer on the beach in Benghazi June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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June 09, 2014
A soccer goalpost stands on a pitch in Luwan Sports Center in downtown Shanghai May 30, 2014. The 2014...
Shanghai, China
A soccer goalpost stands on a pitch in Luwan Sports Center in downtown Shanghai
A soccer goalpost stands on a pitch in Luwan Sports Center in downtown Shanghai May 30, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
The city skyline is seen through a soccer goalpost in Toronto May 27, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup...
Toronto, Canada
The city skyline is seen through a soccer goalpost in Toronto
The city skyline is seen through a soccer goalpost in Toronto May 27, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 27, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A photograph taken using long exposure shows a goalpost which has been illuminated with torches at a...
Frankfurt, Germany
A photograph taken using long exposure shows a goalpost which has been illuminated with torches at a...
A photograph taken using long exposure shows a goalpost which has been illuminated with torches at a leisure facility in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A goalpost stands in Duillier near Geneva May 30, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and...
DUILLIER, Switzerland
A goalpost stands in Duillier near Geneva
A goalpost stands in Duillier near Geneva May 30, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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June 09, 2014
A goalpost stands in a field on the outskirts of Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain June 5, 2014. The...
RONDA, Spain
A goalpost stands in a field on the outskirts of Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain
A goalpost stands in a field on the outskirts of Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain June 5, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 5, 2014. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
In a photograph taken using long exposure, a goalpost is illuminated by a flashlight at the Harpur's...
Coleraine, United Kingdom
In a photograph taken using long exposure, a goalpost is illuminated by a flashlight at the Harpur's...
In a photograph taken using long exposure, a goalpost is illuminated by a flashlight at the Harpur's Hill housing estate in the town of Coleraine May 28, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (NORTHERN IRELAND - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A soccer goalpost stands at Pescadores beach in Chorrillos, Lima June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World...
Lima, Peru
A soccer goalpost stands at Pescadores beach in Chorrillos, Lima
A soccer goalpost stands at Pescadores beach in Chorrillos, Lima June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A woman walks her dog past a soccer goalpost beside the Arakawa River in Tokyo June 1, 2014. The 2014...
Tokyo, Japan
A woman walks her dog past a soccer goalpost beside the Arakawa River in Tokyo
A woman walks her dog past a soccer goalpost beside the Arakawa River in Tokyo June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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June 09, 2014
Dogs walk past a goalpost on a foggy morning in the town of Lipljan June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World...
Lipljan, Kosovo
Dogs walk past a goalpost on a foggy morning in the town of Lipljan
Dogs walk past a goalpost on a foggy morning in the town of Lipljan June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Hazir Reka (KOSOVO - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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June 09, 2014
A cow stands in front of a soccer goalpost in a field in Monnickendam June 4, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World...
Monnickendam, Netherlands
A cow stands in front of a soccer goalpost in a field in Monickendam
A cow stands in front of a soccer goalpost in a field in Monnickendam June 4, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Kooren (NETHERLANDS - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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June 09, 2014
A cathedral is seen through a soccer goalpost in Locorotondo, south of Bari, southern Italy May 31, 2014....
LOCOROTONDO, Italy
A cathedral is seen through a soccer goalpost in Locorotondo, south of Bari
A cathedral is seen through a soccer goalpost in Locorotondo, south of Bari, southern Italy May 31, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo (ITALY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY RELIGION)

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June 09, 2014
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Skopje, Macedonia
A man walks a flock of geese past a soccer goalpost in Shuto Orizari, a shantytown near the capital Skopje...
A man walks a flock of geese past a soccer goalpost in Shuto Orizari, a shantytown near the capital Skopje June 4,2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 4,2014. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski (MACEDONIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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June 09, 2014
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Children play in front of a soccer goalpost on a sports court in the Villa Urquiza neighbourhood of Buenos...
Children play in front of a soccer goalpost on a sports court in the Villa Urquiza neighbourhood of Buenos Aires May 30, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ARGENTINA - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
Children play near a soccer goalpost in a field in Olching near Munich, southern Germany June 3, 2014....
Olching, Germany
Children play near a soccer goalpost in a field in Olching near Munich, southern Germany
Children play near a soccer goalpost in a field in Olching near Munich, southern Germany June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
Children practise their soccer skills in front a goalpost in Tunks Park in Sydney May 28, 2014. The 2014...
Sydney, Australia
Children practise their soccer skills in front a goalpost in Tunks Park in Sydney
Children practise their soccer skills in front a goalpost in Tunks Park in Sydney May 28, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 28, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A goalpost stands in the village of Sasek Maly near Szczytno, north-eastern Poland May 31, 2014. The...
SASEK MALY, Poland
A goalpost stands in the village of Sasek Maly near Szczytno
A goalpost stands in the village of Sasek Maly near Szczytno, north-eastern Poland May 31, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A soccer goalpost stands in a sports field in Somerville, Massachusetts June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil...
Somerville, UNITED STATES
A soccer goalpost stands in a sports field in Somerville, Massachusetts
A soccer goalpost stands in a sports field in Somerville, Massachusetts June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A goalpost stands in the Independencia neighbourhood of Monterrey June 6, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World...
Monterrey, Mexico
A goalpost stands in the Independencia neighbourhood of Monterrey
A goalpost stands in the Independencia neighbourhood of Monterrey June 6, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 6, 2014. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A soccer goalpost stands in a field in Rabat June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12...
Rabat, Morocco
A soccer goalpost stands in a field in Rabat
A soccer goalpost stands in a field in Rabat June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (MOROCCO - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
Boys play soccer in a schoolyard in Minsk June 4, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and...
Minsk, Belarus
Boys play soccer in a schoolyard in Minsk
Boys play soccer in a schoolyard in Minsk June 4, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (BELARUS - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
Soccer goalposts stand in a playing field in Hackney Marshes in east London May 25, 2014. The 2014 Brazil...
London, United Kingdom
Soccer goalposts stand in a playing field in Hackney Marshes in east London
Soccer goalposts stand in a playing field in Hackney Marshes in east London May 25, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Russell Boyce (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A goalkeeper jumps to save a goal during soccer practice in Vipolze June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World...
VIPOLZE, Slovenia
A goalkeeper jumps to save a goal during soccer practice in Vipolze
A goalkeeper jumps to save a goal during soccer practice in Vipolze June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic (SLOVENIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A goalpost stands in a public training ground in Bern June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on...
Bern, Switzerland
A goalpost stands in a public training ground in Bern
A goalpost stands in a public training ground in Bern June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

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June 09, 2014
A goalpost stands in Cretelongue jail in Granges near Sion May 30, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens...
GRANGES, Switzerland
A goalpost stands in Cretelongue jail in Granges near Sion
A goalpost stands in Cretelongue jail in Granges near Sion May 30, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A soccer goalpost stands in Southorn playground in Hong Kong May 30, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup...
Hong Kong, China
A soccer goalpost stands in Southorn playground in Hong Kong
A soccer goalpost stands in Southorn playground in Hong Kong May 30, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 30,2014. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A goalpost is seen behind of the old Metropolitan Cathedral of Managua June 4, 2014. The 2014 Brazil...
Managua, Nicaragua
A goalpost is seen behind of the old Metropolitan Cathedral of Managua
A goalpost is seen behind of the old Metropolitan Cathedral of Managua June 4, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas (NICARAGUA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY RELIGION)

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June 09, 2014
Boys stand next to a soccer goalpost in Sayidka in southern Mogadishu on June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil...
Mogadishu, Somalia
Boys stand next to a soccer goalpost in Sayidka in southern Mogadishu
Boys stand next to a soccer goalpost in Sayidka in southern Mogadishu on June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 2, 2014. Reuters/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A man jumps to save a goal at dusk on a field in Bucharest June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens...
Bucharest, Romania
A man jumps to save a goal at dusk on a field in Bucharest
A man jumps to save a goal at dusk on a field in Bucharest June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
Dogs run past a soccer goalpost at dusk in Madrid May 29, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June...
Madrid, Spain
Dogs run past a soccer goalpost at dusk in Madrid
Dogs run past a soccer goalpost at dusk in Madrid May 29, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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June 09, 2014
Bedouin children play soccer in the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab...
AL-SIRA, Israel
Bedouin children play soccer in the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab...
Bedouin children play soccer in the village of al-Sira, one of the dozens of ramshackle Bedouin Arab communities in the Negev desert which are not recognised by the Israeli state, in southern Israel June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A teenager plays soccer in front of a goalpost in an open area at the defunct Smokey Mountain garbage...
Manila, Philippines
A teenager plays soccer in front of a goalpost in an open area at the defunct Smokey Mountain garbage...
A teenager plays soccer in front of a goalpost in an open area at the defunct Smokey Mountain garbage dump in Tondo city, metro Manila June 5, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 5, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A goalpost stands in a sports field in Guernica, Basque Country June 4, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup...
Guernica, Spain
A goalpost stands in a sports field in Guernica, Basque Country
A goalpost stands in a sports field in Guernica, Basque Country June 4, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Vincent West (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A boy plays with a ball in front of a soccer goalpost in Juba June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup...
Juba, South Sudan
A boy plays with a ball in front of a soccer goalpost in Juba
A boy plays with a ball in front of a soccer goalpost in Juba June 2, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu (SOUTH SUDAN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A man removes a netball goal from in front of a painted soccer goalpost at Chestnut Grove School in Balham,...
London, United Kingdom
A man removes a netball goal from in front of a painted soccer goalpost at Chestnut Grove School in Balham...
A man removes a netball goal from in front of a painted soccer goalpost at Chestnut Grove School in Balham, south London June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A goalpost stands in an abandoned soccer field on the outskirts of Prague May 31, 2014. The 2014 Brazil...
Prague, Czech Republic
A goalpost stands in an abandoned soccer field on the outskirts of Prague
A goalpost stands in an abandoned soccer field on the outskirts of Prague May 31, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 31, 2014. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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June 09, 2014
A soccer goalpost is seen in front of housing blocks in the district of Konkovo, Moscow June 3, 2014....
Moscow, Russia
A soccer goalpost is seen in front of housing blocks in the district of Konkovo, Moscow
A soccer goalpost is seen in front of housing blocks in the district of Konkovo, Moscow June 3, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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A soccer goalpost stands in a field of FC Real in Kreuth, southern Germany June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil...
KREUTH, Germany
A soccer goalpost stands in a field of FC Real in Kreuth
A soccer goalpost stands in a field of FC Real in Kreuth, southern Germany June 1, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Lukas Barth (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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A soccer goalpost stands in a sports field in Lincoln Park in Chicago May 30, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World...
Chicago, UNITED STATES
A soccer goalpost stands in a sports field in Lincoln Park in Chicago
A soccer goalpost stands in a sports field in Lincoln Park in Chicago May 30, 2014. The 2014 Brazil World Cup opens on June 12 and fans around the globe are gearing up for the big tournament. But soccer lovers are not only preparing to watch the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball about themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, went out to capture images of soccer goalposts used by players to practise the 'beautiful game'. Picture taken May 30, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

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