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14 photos that show why World Cup stars are just like us

June 25, 2014 at 3:40 PM ET

As World Cup fever grips the globe, the World Cup’s slogan — “All in one rhythm” — becomes more and more fitting with each passing day.

Whether they realize it or not, die-hard soccer fans all over the planet are echoing the memorable moves and moments of the players they adore. As evidence, check out these cool photos: 

A soccer fan of the U.S. national soccer team celebrates his team's victory during a live broadcast of the soccer World Cup match between the Unites States and Ghana, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. Clint Dempsey scored in the first minute and rookie substitute John Brooks scored a late game winner as the U.S. defeated Ghana 2-1 in the World Cup opener for both. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16:  Clint Dempsey of the United States reacts after scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Goooooooal! An American soccer fan (top) and Team USA's Clint Dempsey (bottom) celebrate with outstretched arms. 

A boy heads a ball at the slum of Varjao on the outskirts of Brasilia, ahead of the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico, June 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Brazil's defender David Luiz jumps for the ball during a Group A football match between Brazil and Mexico in the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 17, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images
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A Brazilian boy (top) heads a ball, looking a lot like Brazilian soccer star David Luiz (bottom) during the match against Mexico.

A flare burns in the background as Essevee's players take part in a training session of the Belgian first division soccer team Zulte Waregem, the first training for the 2014-2015 season, on June 21, 2014 in Waregem. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / KURT DESPLENTER

Belgium's players take part a training session at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 21, 2014. Belgium will face Russia in their Group H 2014 FIFA World Cup match on June 22. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images
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A professional soccer club in Belgium take some training laps (top), mirroring Belgium's World Cup team (bottom) as they limber up by making a run for it. 

epaselect epa04270030 Ecuador's goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez (R) in action during the FIFA World Cup 2014 group E preliminary round match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, 20 June 2014. EPA/JESUS DIGES  

Teenagers play soccer in Canchagua, Ecuador, Saturday, May 24, 2014. The Ecuadorian national squad was plagued by inconsistency during their qualifying campaign for the World Cup. While it went undefeated at home, beating every opponent in Quito except Argentina, with whom they drew, it failed to win on the road drawing just three times. Even so World Cup Fever has gripped the country with Ecuadorians excited about their squad's third appearance in the tournament. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
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Teenagers Canchagua, Ecuador (top) make a grab for a soccer ball as Ecuador's goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez (bottom) blocks a shot from Honduras.

Children of the Guambianos indigenous group wear their traditional clothes as they play soccer in Silvia, Cauca June 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga (COLOMBIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 14:  Theofanis Gekas of Greece is challenged by Abel Aguilar of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Greece at Estadio Mineirao on June 14, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Kids in Silvia, Cauca, Colombia get their kicks (top), just like Colombia's Abel Aguilar (bottom), who battles against a player from Greece for the ball during a World Cup match. 

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 09:  A South Korean diver clads in soccer uniform swims with sardines for South Korean team's success in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at the Coex Aquarium on June 9, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil begins on June 12, 2014.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 17: Lee Chung-Yong of South Korea controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Russia and South Korea at Arena Pantanal on June 17, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil.  (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
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Something fishy? This South Korean diver (top) swims with sardines while heading the ball to support his home team, while South Korea's Lee Chung-Yong (bottom) breathes fresher air as he uses his noggin in a match against Russia.

In this Sunday, June 8, 2014 photo, Jose Luis Molina, center, celebrates with Italia teammates after they defeated the Leones Negros 6-5 in the 2014 final of the Ignacio Trigueros Soccer League for the Blind and Visually Impaired, in Mexico City. “The concept of this league is just to spend time together, to unwind, to relieve stress, to relax,” says Molina. “On the court, as in the farthest corners of the earth, there is rivalry; there are fights; there are spats. But socially, it’s harmonious.” (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Javier Hernandez and Oribe Peralta of Mexico hug after defeating Cameroon during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Mexico and Cameroon at Estadio das Dunas on June 13, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Teammates (top) Ignacio Trigueros Soccer League for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Mexico City celebrate a win as Javier Hernandez and Oribe Peralta (bottom) hug it out big-time after beating Cameroon.

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