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Getty Images Share Most Iconic World Cup Photos

As the football World Cup is about to kick-off, Getty Images has put together a collection of images that capture some of the best moments of World Cup history.

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Getty Images Share Most Iconic World Cup Photos: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 logo

We all remember the iconic image of Bobby Moore raising the Jules Rimet trophy above his head and the England team but what other iconic World Cup moments were captured on camera? Getty Images has decided to find out and have put together a countdown of some of the most inspiring, controversial, emotional, and ultimately unforgettable moments from World Cup history. 

The images include a dramatic sky blanketing Daniel Passarella in 1978, the most iconic image from the 2010 World Cup of an ecstatic Andres Iniesta and Gazza's tears in 1990. 

To see the World Cup images, head over to the Getty Images Foto website

Not to be outdone, we thought we'd have a look at some of the football-themed images our members have shared in the gallery which you can see a sample of below. Plus, here are a few sports-themed photography tutorials for you to take a look at should World Cup fever give you the inspiration you need to capture your own collection of sporting moments: Improve Your Sports Photography With These 18 Top Tutorials

3 Top Tips For Sports Photography: 

  • Avoid following the ball with your camera. Instead, try to predict where it may go, or fix on a player who just lost it to get a great reaction shot.
  • Hit the shutter just before the action begins as shutter lag can mean you miss the key shot. Using continuous shooting mode can help prevent this, too. 
  • If you know something’s going to happen in a particular area, pre-focus there so you're ready to capture the shot. 


Getty Images Share Most Iconic World Cup Photos: Battle for the football

© Photo_Lee


Getty Images Share Most Iconic World Cup Photos: Breaking Through© sandwedge


Getty Images Share Most Iconic World Cup Photos: They think it's all over

© sandwedge


Getty Images Share Most Iconic World Cup Photos:   Man on!!© djh698


Getty Images Share Most Iconic World Cup Photos: heading for goal

© alanb


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