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World Cup 2014: 25 of the best photos from Brazil

From The Guardian: Our sports picture editor rounds up the highlights from the tournament in Brazil and explains why these photographs stood out from the 250,000 shots we’ve received over the past month
• Check out 25 of the best World Cup photos of all time

Round of 16 - Netherlands vs Mexico

Arjen Robben’s histrionics against Mexico in their last-16 encounter would have you believe he’s been whacked around the back of the head with a shovel. Behind him, Rafael Márquez pleads his innocence, but replays showed there was some contact between the two players. Enough for a penalty? Perhaps not. Either way, Robben’s swan-dive is caught nicely in this photograph

 

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