Offside’s Simon Stracpoole captured these stunning images of a Brazil fan juggling a football on Rio’s Ipanema beach, surrounded by reflective water and a mountainous back drop.
Over on the city’s other famous beach, the Copacabana, Simon Bruty snapped the festivities and fun of the crowds enjoying the sun and the football before and during the the four, crunch quarter-final showdowns.
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