The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks-off today in Brazil so we thought we'd inject a bit of football fever into ePHOTOzine with a round-up of historical football themed images.
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Great Britain's Olympic soccer team of 1912.
The Queen presents the 1966 World Cup to England Captain, Bobby Moore.
Sioux football team.
Dutch football supporters in Milan, 1934 World Cup.
League soccer match for the Dutch championship between HBS and Go Ahead Eagles, 1925.
Football match between British and French soldiers, in France, during World War I.
Victoria soccer team, Germany, 1915.
Denmark - Germany, November 1940.
Royal Australian Navy team plays against the visiting German Navy cruiser Koln team, Lyne Park, Sydney, May 1933.
International match Belgium-the Netherlands. Beerschot Stadium, Antwerpen, Belgium, March 9, 1913. People shinned up trees so that they could see at least something.
Soccer on motorbikes on the football pitch of Crystal Palace in London, England,1923.
The Dutch team scores. Netherlands - Belgium, 1934.
Cheering man after the first goal Netherlands-Belgium. Amsterdam, 1931.
Players' wives watching the European Cup Final 1969.
The public flood the field, just before the game starts. 300,000 tickets were sold for the 125,000 seats in the new Wembley stadium. England, London, 1923.
Dutch player Wim Lagendaal shoots on goal but misses. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1932.
Women's soccer in Portsmouth, England, 1917.
Football team in France during World War I.
Keeper Gejus van der Meul ashamed after letting an easy ball pass through. During a special match on crownprincess Juliana's birthday on April 30, 1940. Heemstede, The Netherlands.
Dutch national team arrive on the pitch, 1934 World Cup.
One legged player plays the ball. Berlin, Germany, 1935.
Soccer team at Chinese Convention, North Vancouver, B.C. 1921.
Players celebrate victory over Ireland with official Karel Lotsy, 1934.
Netherlands - Czechoslovakia match, 1938 World Cup.
Dutch national team in training for 1934 World Cup.
Dutch and Czech team captains shake hands, 1938 World Cup.
Swiss goalkeeper in action, 1934 World Cup.
Dutch soccer player Bep Bakhuys on the offensive during the Netherlands-Belgium, 1935.
Dutch national team, 1938 World Cup.