Japan's fans sing the national anthem before the start of their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Ivory Coast at the Pernambuco arena in Recife. Photo: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
Japan's fans sing the national anthem before the start of their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Ivory Coast at the Pernambuco arena in Recife. Photo: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters
Fans wait for the the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia. Picture: REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Fans wait for the the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia. Picture: REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
A Brazil fan poses before the 2014 World Cup Group A match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia.  Picture: REUTERS/Michael Dalder
A Brazil fan poses before the 2014 World Cup Group A match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia. Picture: REUTERS/Michael Dalder
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 22:  Belgium fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Russia at Maracana on June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 22: Belgium fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Belgium and Russia at Maracana on June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
A masked Mexican fan waits for the start of their 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match against Croatia at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife. Picture: REUTERS/Paul Hanna
A masked Mexican fan waits for the start of their 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match against Croatia at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife. Picture: REUTERS/Paul Hanna
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23:  Mexico fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: Mexico fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
A Dutch fan gives thumb-up prior to the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
A Dutch fan gives thumb-up prior to the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Brazilian fans pose for a photo as they watch the match between Brazil and Cameroon on a large screen at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Picture: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Brazilian fans pose for a photo as they watch the match between Brazil and Cameroon on a large screen at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Picture: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
A Fan of the US national soccer team reacts as she watches a live telecast of the group G World Cup match between United States and Portugal. Photo: Leo Correa/AP
A Fan of the US national soccer team reacts as she watches a live telecast of the group G World Cup match between United States and Portugal. Photo: Leo Correa/AP
A fan donning miniature national flags representing Italy, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil and Bosnia in her hair smiles before the World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP Photo
A fan donning miniature national flags representing Italy, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil and Bosnia in her hair smiles before the World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP Photo
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 22:  A South Korea fan enjoys the atmosphere during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between South Korea and Algeria at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 22, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  (Photo by Vinicius Costa/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 22: A South Korea fan enjoys the atmosphere during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between South Korea and Algeria at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 22, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Vinicius Costa/Getty Images)
A Brazil fan poses before the 2014 World Cup Group A match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia.  Picture: REUTERS/Joedson Alves
A Brazil fan poses before the 2014 World Cup Group A match between Cameroon and Brazil at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia. Picture: REUTERS/Joedson Alves
A dog dressed in the colours of Brazil sits at Copacabana beach during a broadcast of the World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Cameroon in Brasilia, in Rio de Janeiro. Picture: REUTERS/Lucas Landau
A dog dressed in the colours of Brazil sits at Copacabana beach during a broadcast of the World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Cameroon in Brasilia, in Rio de Janeiro. Picture: REUTERS/Lucas Landau
A fan of the Netherlands cheers before their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Chile at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. Photo: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
A fan of the Netherlands cheers before their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Chile at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. Photo: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
A fan shows off his muscles sporting tattoos of national flags from Brazil and Argentina, as thousands watch the World Cup Group A match between Brazil and Cameroon, in the Vila  Madalena neighborhood, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Picture: AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills
A fan shows off his muscles sporting tattoos of national flags from Brazil and Argentina, as thousands watch the World Cup Group A match between Brazil and Cameroon, in the Vila Madalena neighborhood, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Picture: AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills
A Chile soccer fan, with his face painted to represent his country's national flag, cheers as he watches a live broadcast of the group B World Cup match between Chile and Netherlands. AP Photo/Leo Correa
A Chile soccer fan, with his face painted to represent his country's national flag, cheers as he watches a live broadcast of the group B World Cup match between Chile and Netherlands. AP Photo/Leo Correa
A Mexico fan waits for the start of the Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. Picture: AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo
A Mexico fan waits for the start of the Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. Picture: AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23:  A Mexico fan dressed up in a costume celebrates a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.  (Photo by Miguel Tovar/Getty Images)
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 23: A Mexico fan dressed up in a costume celebrates a goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Croatia and Mexico at Arena Pernambuco on June 23, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 22: South Korea fans enjoy the atmosphere during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between South Korea and Algeria at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 22, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  (Photo by Vinicius Costa/Getty Images)
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 22: South Korea fans enjoy the atmosphere during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between South Korea and Algeria at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 22, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Vinicius Costa/Getty Images)
US fans before the start of a Group G match between USA and Portugal at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  Picture: AFP PHOTO/RAPHAEL ALVES
US fans before the start of a Group G match between USA and Portugal at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Picture: AFP PHOTO/RAPHAEL ALVES
A fan of the Chile with a mask poses before the start of the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
A fan of the Chile with a mask poses before the start of the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
A Mexico fan  stands next to another fan carrying the Brazilian flag prior to a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife. Picture: AFP PHOTO/YURI CORTEZ
A Mexico fan stands next to another fan carrying the Brazilian flag prior to a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife. Picture: AFP PHOTO/YURI CORTEZ
A US fan cheers during the 2014 World Cup G soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. at the Amazonia arena in Manaus. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
A US fan cheers during the 2014 World Cup G soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. at the Amazonia arena in Manaus. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

World Cup 2014 has seen some gripping action on the field but there’s plenty to see on the stands and in the streets too.