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An Iraq fan waits in the rain for the start of the Asian Cup semi-final football match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney
Iran fans cheer before the start of their Asian Cup Group C soccer match against UAE at the Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane on Monday
Fans stand outside a ticketing office ahead of the opening African Cup of Nations Group A soccer match in Bata, Equatorial Guinea on Friday
Boys play with a ball at sunset in Yansi village, Donhe township in the Naga self-administered zone in northwest Myanmar. The Naga, a group of tribes historically known as warriors who kept the heads of enemies they killed, live on Myanmar’s mountainous frontier with India. About 120,000 people live in the Naga self-administered zone in Sagaing region where they survive mainly by subsistence farming and hunting. Cultural practices are changing, for example, younger men now wear trousers rather than traditional loincloths, although many Naga communities remain impoverished and inaccessible by road. The Naga speak dozens of languages and many of those in Myanmar use Burmese as a lingua franca
Visually impaired students at a school for the blind take part in a football match in New Delhi, India, on Monday.
Austria’s national soccer team goalkeeper Heinz Lindner during a training session in Vienna.
Young boys warm up before playing football on a dusty field in Soweto, South Africa
Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale steps on a chair with his new football shoes, during the presentation of the Real Madrid’s new UEFA Champions League kit at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain
The German football team arrives in central Berlin on Tuesday. Germany’s World Cup-winning team has returned home from Brazil to celebrate the country s fourth title with huge crowds of fans lining the streets
A Brazilian woman and an Argentinian man samba at Fifa Fan Fest 2014 on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Argentina reached the World Cup final after beating Holland, while Brazil failed to make it through after losing to Germany
Players battle for the ball during a match at a swamp soccer tournament in Beijing. A total of 32 teams from across China participated in the event.
Argentinian fans wear masks as they attend the 2014 World Cup Group F football match against Nigeria at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre
Residents and tourists play football on Ponta Negra beach in Natal, Brazil
Fans of Chile cheer before their 2014 World Cup Group B football match against Netherlands at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo
Young Chinese football players attend classes after training at the Evergrande International Football School near Qingyuan in Guangdong Province, China. The sprawling 167-acre campus is the brainchild of property tycoon Xu Jiayin, whose ambition is to train a generation of young athletes to establish China as a football powerhouse. The school is considered the largest football academy in the world with 2,400 students, more than 50 pitches and a squad of Spanish coaches through a partnership with Real Madrid