France v Peru: Group C - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

The World Cup's Quiet Moments

Black and white and beautiful

The World Cup is one of the loudest and most colorful events on the planet, a month-long journey into outrageous outfits, painted faces, and wildly cheering stadiums. But what happens when the color fades and the moments are rendered by the sober-yet-dramatic tones of black-and-white?

SOLITUDE Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images SOLITUDE Xherdan Shaqiri shines in the shadows of Saint Petersburg Stadium during Switzerland's round of 16 match with Sweden. FALLEN STAR Michael Regan - FIFA via Getty Images FALLEN STAR Lionel Messi leaves the Kazan Arena pitch after Argentina's agonizing round of 16 loss to France. TEARS OF JOY Richard Heathcote/Getty Images TEARS OF JOY Neymar is overcome with emotion after Brazil's 2-0 victory over Costa Rica to seal a spot in the knockout round.

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