23 EPIC photos from Tuesday’s World Cup qualifiers

The Rio Report

After another action-packed round of World Cup qualifiers, we scoured the world for the best snaps from Tuesday's matches and came up with this selection:

1. Jordan fans ensured they didn't miss the big game...

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2. There were certainly plenty of Iraqis packed in...

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3. This cheery Ecuador supporter was having a good time...

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4. The Austrian fans looked keen to win over the locals in Ireland...

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5. One Spaniard in particular was an interested observer during the France game (is that Magnum or Blue Steel, Iker?)...

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6. But it's a shame Costa Rica's protesting fans turned their back on their match.

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7. Mathieu Valbuena defied gravity as France faced Spain...

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8. But Tim Cahill needed to hitch a lift from an unwitting opponent.

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9. Mirko Vucinic and Dejan Damjanovic performed some synchronised defending to stop Michael Carrick...

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10. As did Belgium's Thomas Vermaelen and Vincent Kompany against Macedonia.

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11. Gary Caldwell got a bit too intimate with Serbia's Dusan Basta...

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12. Javier Hernandez was up close and personal with Michael Bradley...

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13. Falcao looked fearful after getting a kick from behind...

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14. While Pedro's head was forcefully introduced to the ground as he scored against France.

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15. Poland's Lukasz Teodorczyk celebrated in style after netting against San Marino...

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16. Ecuador enjoyed their goal against Paraguay...

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17. Panama thanked divine intervention for their effort against Honduras...

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18. But Lionel Messi was rather less impressed with the high-altitude conditions in Bolivia...

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19. And Edinson Cavani was in argumentative mood as Uruguay faced Chile.

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20. As Ireland were denied a victory by this late strike from David Alaba...

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21. England's hopes of a win went up in smoke in Montenegro...

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22. And Didier Deschamps needed a reminder of which team he was managing as Spain left France in a spin.

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23. It's just a shame America's late call-up wasn't sanctioned by FIFA.

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