June 16, 2014 11:01 am
Updated: June 16, 2014 11:06 am

The 2014 World Cup in pictures: On the pitch

Giancarlo Gonzalez of Costa Rica jumps on his teammates as they celebrate the team's second goal. Costa Rica upset Uruguay in their opening match.

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Emotions run high on the world’s biggest sporting stage, and through the first few days of play there’s been plenty of room for debate over the merits of more than one officiating call.

From Brazil’s dramatic win over Croatia to open the 2014 World Cup to Italy’s close victory over England on Saturday, here’s the best in pictures from World Cup through the first weekend of play.

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