Not the world peace we deserve, but the world peace we need.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
BuzzFeed News Photo Essay Editor
Posted on July 11, 2018, at 4:34 p.m. ET
Soccer fans in London celebrate after England scores a second goal against Sweden in the quarterfinal match on July 7.
A man on the Moscow subways is painted entirely in gold as he celebrates a victory by the Russia team over Spain on July 1.
A soccer fan sports a unique hair tattoo showing the portrait of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi at a hair salon in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10.
England fans in London react in horror to Colombia's equalizer at the end of extra time on July 3.
A pug wearing Belgium colors watches the match between England and Belgium in a bar on June 28, in Brussels.
A fan wrapped in a Brazilian flag travels on the subway to Spartak Stadium to attend the group E match between Serbia and Brazil in Moscow, June 27.
Achilles the cat, one of Russia's State Hermitage Museum mouse hunters, puts on a jersey after attempting to predict the result of the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia in Saint Petersburg, on June 13.
A student carves a portrait of Lionel Messi on a watermelon at the Shenyang Foreign Affairs Service School on June 14, in Shenyang, China.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin kicks a ball while visiting the FIFA World Cup Soccer Park in Red Square on June 28.
A picture taken on June 14 in central Rome shows a mural by the street artist known as "TV Boy" depicting President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte as soccer players.
Member of the European Parliament and former leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage watches England take on Belgium from a bar in Brussels on June 28.
Security Council members, wearing the jerseys of their national teams, play soccer in the UN Headquarters chamber to mark the opening of the World Cup, in New York City on June 14.
Antonio Vazquez, the self-appointed Grand Warlock of Mexico, holds a press conference in Mexico City on June 13, where he predicted Mexico's performance and performed a ritual to bring the national team good luck.
A pet rooster named Tite, in reference to the coach of Brazil's national soccer team, stands next to a replica of the World Cup trophy before a live broadcast of the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium, in Rio de Janeiro, on July 6.
A cheese pizza bearing the likeness of head coach Stanislav Cherchesov of the Russian men's national soccer team is displayed at the Hophead Tap Room bar in Saint Petersburg on June 25.
A Brazil fan looks distraught after the match against Belgium on July 6.
A Japan fan cries after losing to Belgium in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on July 2.
Soccer fans in London kiss the head of another fan, which is painted with the St George's cross, before the start of the England vs. Sweden quarterfinal match on July 7.
A Russian fan plays soccer at the official FIFA Fan Fest at Moscow State University on June 14.
A sand sculpture built in honor of the World Cup in Zhoushan, China, on June 15.
Folk artist Feng Shiping makes paper cuttings featuring soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on June 12, in Handan, China.
Employees make World Cup wigs at a factory on June 14, in Qingdao, China.
Fans prepare for the first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia, in Moscow on June 14.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the photo essay editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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