Unique World Cup perspective from “On the Sidelines”

02 Jul 2014

A boy carries a soccer ball through neighborhood of the stadium, ahead of the World Cup soccer match between England and Italy in Manaus

A boy carries a soccer ball through the colorfully decorated neighborhood of the stadium, ahead of the World Cup soccer match between England and Italy in Manaus June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

In a project titled “On The Sidelines”, Reuters award-winning photographers are sharing pictures showing their own quirky and creative view of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Their images offer an insight behind the scenes of the tournament, revealing the photographers’ experiences as they live in and travel around Brazil.

We have selected some of our favourites from the tournament so far, you can see more of these images on the on the REUTERSSPORT Instagram account. You can also see the best match pictures and near real-time results on our new Sports Reel mobile application for iPad, iPhone and Android devices Follow all of our World Cup coverage on our World Cup micro-site.

A man takes a nap over a soccer ball at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro

 A man naps on a soccer ball at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A sign on the beach warns of sharks in Recife

A sign on the beach warns of sharks in Recife June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A woman walks on the beach as the sun sets between buildings in Recife

 A woman walks on the beach as the sun sets between buildings in Recife June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A girl from a modelling school practices her cat walk near Copacabana Beach ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

A girl from a modelling school practices her cat walk near Copacabana Beach ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

An arrow and a yellow line mark the path to the field at the Pernambuco arena in Recife

 An arrow and a yellow line mark the path to the field at the Pernambuco arena in Recife June 13, 2014, ahead of the 2014 World Cup match between the Ivory Coast and Japan to be played June 14. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

An aerial view of Sao Paulo is seen from the window of a plane

 An aerial view of Sao Paulo is seen from the window of a plane June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj 

A boy plays soccer in a park in Porto Alegre

 A boy plays soccer in a park in Porto Alegre June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A  floor cover depicting a soccer pitch is seen in an elevator in a hotel in Curitiba

A floor cover depicting a soccer pitch is seen in an elevator in a hotel in Curitiba city June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado  

Brazilians walk at the Ponte Negro Beach in Manaus

Brazilians walk at the Ponte Negro Beach in Manaus, June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko 

Television commentators run the show on the street in front of Baixada arena, after the match between Honduras and Ecuador, in Curitiba

Television commentators run the show on the street in front of Baixada arena, after the match between Honduras and Ecuador, in Curitiba June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini 

An Argentine soccer fan wearing a Lionel Messi jersey and rosary beads sits at the airport while waiting for a connection flight from Belo Horizonte

 An Argentine soccer fan wearing a Lionel Messi jersey and rosary beads sits at the airport while waiting for a connection flight from Belo Horizonte June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach 

Newspapers with World Cup-related photos and stories are left by a homeless person, who is covered with blankets in central Porto Alegre

 Newspapers with World Cup-related photos and stories are left by a homeless person, who is covered with blankets in central Porto Alegre June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Men ride on a conveyor at the arrival hall of the airport in Brasilia

Men ride on a conveyor at the arrival hall of the airport in Brasilia June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Dalder 

A worker rappels from the Cristo Redentor statue at the Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro

 A worker rappels from the Cristo Redentor statue at the Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

Two Brazilian riot policemen walk over a pedestrian crossing painted with soccer balls outside the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Two Brazilian riot policemen walk over a pedestrian crossing painted with soccer balls outside the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro prior to the World Cup soccer match between France and Ecuador June 25, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach