The 2014 Brazil World Cup began on June 12, but soccer lovers are not only watching the world's best professional players battle it out on the pitch; they are also out there kicking a ball around themselves. Reuters photographers on every continent, in countries from China to the Czech Republic, captured images of soccer goalposts used worldwide to practice the beautiful game.
In the photo above, the Toronto skyline is seen through a soccer goalpost on May 27, 2014.
Players practice in a public soccer pitch in Berlin on June 1.
Goalposts stand in a soccer field flooded by the waters of the Paraguay River in Asuncion on May 30.
Dogs walk past a soccer pitch on a foggy morning in the town of Lipljan, Kosovo on June 3.
A boy jumps to save a goal at Shivaji Park in Mumbai on June 3.
A goalpost is painted on a wall at a house used as a day care center in Ciudad Juarez, on June 3.
Players for "The Tuesdays" pose in a soccer goalpost at a training ground in Balham, south London, on June 3.
Children play soccer on a field in Kirtipur, Kathmandu on May 31.
Boys stand next to a soccer goalpost in Sayidka in southern Mogadishu on June 2.
A boy jumps to save a goal while playing soccer on the beach in Benghazi on June 1.