The 19 Most Mesmerising Photos From The World Cup

Every four years, the World Cup takes over the world for a month and produces incredible moments and photos.

Brazil has been a beautiful background for some amazing sports photography.

From soaring header goals, to games in the pouring rain, to fans cheering, here are the most mesmerising photos from the World Cup so far.

Ivory Coast's Didier Zokora heads a ball away from a Japanese player.

Mario Balotelli heads a ball into the goal in Italy's game against England.

An aerial view of that Balotelli header.

Blue skies over the Greece-Colombia game.

Greece's Panagiotis Kone and Colombia's Abel Aguilar fight for the ball.

Goalie Orestis Karnezis of Greece watches a shot by Pablo Armero of Colombia go into his net.

Uruguay's Diego Forlan sees the ball in a game against Costa Rica.

Costa Rica's Michael Umana dribbles the ball in a game against Uruguay.

Australia's Tim Cahill fights for the ball in a game against Chile.

Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o points to his teammate as the rain pours down in Natal.

Rain drips from a fan's hat during the Mexico-Cameroon game.

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands soars through the air and scores a gorgeous header.

Spain's Xabi Alonso and Netherlands' Arjen Robben soar through the air.

Spain's goalie Iker Casillas looks on as the rain pours.

Croatia's Stipe Pletikosa reacts after allowing a goal against Brazil.

Brazil's Oscar and Croatia's Ivan Rakitic dance.

A dove flies above the stadium in Sao Paulo before the start of the first game.

The sun sets over the opening game of the World Cup in Sao Paulo.

The moon shines bright as fans get ready to leave the stadium after the opening game.

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