Brazil v Switzerland: Group E - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Behind the Scenes at the World Cup

An insider's look at what takes place off the field.

Before they take to the field, World Cup squads assemble in the comfort and privacy of the locker room. From rows of crisp uniforms to cubbies stuffed with custom gear, here's a backstage pass to view a part of the World Cup which fans don't often see.

PERSONAL EFFECTS Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images PERSONAL EFFECTS Luis Suarez's family is never far from his heart — or his gear. SHOE BOX Jamie Squire - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images SHOE BOX Spain's cleats wait to be claimed. CAPTAIN'S CLOSET Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images CAPTAIN'S CLOSET Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo's jersey hangs with pennant and arm bands before the Morocco match.

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NICE SPREAD Jamie Squire - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images NICE SPREAD Russian players have plenty of fueling options before facing Egypt. ENSEMBLES David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images ENSEMBLES Mats Hummels has his uniform all laid out for Germany's match with Mexico. MEAL PLAN Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MEAL PLAN Menus lay out the pre-match meal offerings for Spain and Portugal — including such treats as the "savory meatless sandwich." CUSTOM GEAR Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images CUSTOM GEAR Cristiano Ronaldo's shin pads are adorned with family photos. TOP TO BOTTOM Jamie Squire - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images TOP TO BOTTOM Iran's uniform is laid out in full before a Group B clash with Morocco. DOUBLE HANDED Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images DOUBLE HANDED Portugal keeper Rui Patricio always remembers to pack an extra pair of gloves. MAGIC TRUNK David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MAGIC TRUNK Messi's gear gets unpacked in Argentina's dressing room at Spartak Stadium. DRY CLEANING Jamie Squire - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images DRY CLEANING Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne's jersey looks fresh from the cleaners. PRE-GAME RITUAL Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images PRE-GAME RITUAL A makeshift alter is constructed inside Peru's Mordovia Arena dressing room. FASHION SHOW Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images FASHION SHOW Sergio Ramos' shirt is ready for its close-up.



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