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Locals play football at the Iracemar beach on June 22, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Why they call it the beautiful game - 65 stunning images of the World Cup

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The group stage of the World Cup was full of excitement and incredible imagery. There is a reason why soccer is the most popular sport in the world. We’ve collected the best images from this event and give you 65 reasons why this sport is known as the beautiful game.