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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