World Cup fans watching around the world

Only 32 teams are competing in the World Cup 2014, but the tournament has a universal appeal that reaches every corner of the globe. Worldwide soccer fans who couldn't make it to Brazil are instead gathering around TV screens wherever they can find them, eager to watch all the action and cheer on their teams.
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Fans of Germany cheer as they watch the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil at a public screening of the match in Berlin

Fans of Germany cheer as they watch the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil at a public screening of the match in Berlin July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

Argentina's fans gather around the Obelisk after Argentina lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup final soccer match in Brazil, at a public square viewing area in Buenos Aires

Argentina's fans gather around the Obelisk after Argentina lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup final soccer match in Brazil, at a public square viewing area in Buenos Aires, July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Andres Stapff (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Fans of Germany celebrate as they watch the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil at a public screening of the match in Berlin

Fans of Germany celebrate as they watch the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil at a public screening of the match in Berlin July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

Photos of the day - July 5, 2014

A fan of the Belgian national soccer team holds a flare after watching their quarterfinals soccer match against Argentina, broadcast on a video screen in front of the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Argentina defeated Belgium 1-0. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

Nuns from the enclosed monastery of Imaculada Conceicao, celebrate their victory at the end of the 2014 World Cup quarter-final soccer match between Brazil and Colombia in Piratininga

Nuns from the enclosed monastery of Imaculada Conceicao celebrate Brazil's victory as they watch on television at the end of the 2014 World Cup quarter-final soccer match between Brazil and Colombia in Piratininga, in Sao Paulo state, July 4, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY RELIGION)

France team fans gather to watch the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals soccer match between France and Germany at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, on a giant screen in Paris

France team fans wave flags as they gathe to watch the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals soccer match between France and Germany at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, on a giant screen outside the city hall in Paris July 4, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Saudi Arabia

Men watch the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match between the Netherlands and Australia on a laptop, at a camel market in Daba near Tabuk June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Alhwaity

People watch World Cup match between Germany and Ghana during the Sonnwendfeuer Festival at Mt. Kampenwand

People gather around a bonfire and watch the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and Ghana on an outdoor film projector, during the Sonnwendfeuer (Midsummer) Festival at Mt. Kampenwand in Bavarian Alps, Aschau, 100 km (62 miles) south of Munich, June 21, 2014. Picture taken June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Lukas Barth (GERMANY - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

Ivory Coast's soccer fans watch the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Ivory Coast and Japan during a public viewing event in Abidjan

Ivory Coast's soccer fans watch the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Ivory Coast and Japan during a public viewing event in Abidjan June 15, 2014. REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

Belgian fans cheer after Belgium scored a goal as they watch the soccer match on a giant screen in the Grote Markt in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Belgium scored a 1-0 victory over Russia during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Belgian fans cheer after Belgium scored a goal as they watch the soccer match on a giant screen in the Grote Markt in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Belgium scored a 1-0 victory over Russia during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

UAE Red Crescent members and Syrian refugees watch the World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland on a large screen after taking their meals for iftar during Ramadan at the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp

United Arab Emirates Red Crescent members and Syrian refugees watch the 2014 World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland on a large screen after taking their meals for iftar, or the evening meal, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp, east of Zarqa, July 1, 2014. The camp, funded by the UAE, has received about 5,000 Syrian refugees so far, according to the Red Crescent Society of the United Arab Emirates. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION RELIGION SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP CONFLICT)

File photo of people watching 2014 World Cup soccer match during public viewing event at Alte Foersterei stadium in Berlin

People sit on sofas as they watch a 2014 World Cup soccer match during a public viewing event at the Alte Foersterei stadium in Berlin in this June 12, 2014 file photo. Berlin's Union Berlin soccer team, which plays in the second division, has turned its stadium into a vast "World Cup living room," allowing fans to transport their own sofa onto the pitch to watch the games for free. At least 12,000 people are expected to watch Germany's first World Cup game against Portugal on Monday, on up to 850 couches. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Files (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

Syrian refugee girls applaud as they watch the final soccer match in a tournament of their own at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq

Syrian refugee girls applaud as they watch the final soccer match in a tournament of their own at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, June 20, 2014. As soccer teams from around the world gather for this year's World Cup in Brazil, Syrian refugees in Jordan are taking part in a soccer tournament of their own to mark World Refugee Day, which falls on June 20. The tournament aims to help refugees to respond to the challenges posed by their displacement, and the impact of the conflict in Syria on their lives. Some 600,000 Syrian refugees currently reside in Jordan, part of a displaced population of some 2.8 million Syrians across the Middle East. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)

France team soccer fans react during dinner as they gather to watch a live broadcast of the 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match between Ecuador and France at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, at a cafe in Paris

France team soccer fans react during dinner as they gather to watch a live broadcast of the 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match between Ecuador and France at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, in Paris, June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Sports radio DJ Nate Bukaty leads the crowd in the national anthem in downtown Kansas City

Sports radio DJ Nate Bukaty leads the crowd in the national anthem as they watch a World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the U.S. In Brazil, on a large television screen in the Power & Light District in downtown Kansas City, Missouri July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Dave Kaup (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ENTERTAINMENT)

U.S. President Obama joins a staff viewing party to watch the World Cup soccer match between the U.S. and Belgium, in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) joins a staff viewing party to watch the World Cup soccer match between the U.S. and Belgium, in an auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

U.S. soccer fans watch the team's World Cup soccer match against Germany at a viewing party under the Manhattan Bridge in New York

U.S. soccer fans watch the team's 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Germany at a viewing party under the Manhattan Bridge in New York June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

USA fans react during the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and the U.S. at a viewing party in Hermosa Beach

USA fans react during the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and the U.S. at a viewing party in Hermosa Beach, California June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

New York City, USA

Soccer fans cheer for team U.S.A. as they face Ghana during the World Cup in Brazil at Jack Demsey's bar on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

New York City, USA

Soccer fans cheer for team U.S.A. as they face Ghana during the World Cup in Brazil at Jack Demsey's bar on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

German soccer fans watch 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and US at public viewing in Munich

German soccer fans watch the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and the U.S. at public viewing in a beergarden 'Hirschgarten' in Munich June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

New York City, USA

Soccer fans cheer for team U.S.A. as they face Ghana during the World Cup in Brazil at Jack Demsey's bar on June 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

German soccer fans watch the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and Portugal, in Berlin

German soccer fans watch the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Germany and Portugal at the 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Honduran fans take cover from rain as they watch the 2014 World Cup soccer match against France in downtown Tegucigalpa

Honduran fans use a poncho to take cover from rain as they watch the 2014 World Cup soccer match against France broadcasted on a large screen in downtown Tegucigalpa June 15, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera (HONDURAS - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)

People watch 2014 World Cup soccer match during public viewing event at Alte Foersterei stadium in Berlin

People sit on sofas as they watch a 2014 World Cup soccer match during a public viewing event at the Alte Foersterei stadium in Berlin, June 15, 2014. Berlin's Union Berlin soccer team, which plays in the second division, has turned its stadium into a vast "World Cup living room," allowing fans to transport their own sofa onto the pitch to watch the games for free. At least 12,000 people are expected to watch Germany's first World Cup game against Portugal on Monday, on up to 850 couches. Picture taken June 15, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)