Football fans in Russia wear outlandish costumes to support their teams during the World Cup. Colourful and whacky fan costumes are a staple of the FIFA World Cup, particularly in the excitement of the group stage. There was a party atmosphere among Swedes in Sochi ahead of their team’s match against Germany (in which Germany would snatch a late victory). One fan named John appeared to be dressed as a walking national flag, proclaiming that “we do everything we can for the national team of Sweden”. Mexico’s fans were among the most colourful of the tournament, and their eye-catching costumes were on full display ahead of their team’s match against South Korea in Rostov. (Video: SNTV).