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World Cup 2018: Murals From Around the World

Colorful street art pays homage to this year's games.

From Sistine Chapel-inspired murals to graffitied walls honoring local legends, there's no shortage of ways to pay homage to the 2018 World Cup games. Here, a look at the most colorful creations from around the globe.

WORLD STAGE MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images WORLD STAGE A World Cup-inspired mural is seen in front of the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. LARGER THAN LIFE Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images LARGER THAN LIFE Honoring Neymar in Miami.

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DREAM BIG Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images DREAM BIG A young boy practices his moves in front of a Messi mural in Kolkata, India. HOMETOWN HERO Victor Moriyama/Getty Images HOMETOWN HERO A mural of Gabriel Jesus looks over a soccer field in the same area where the Brazilian player grew up in Sao Paulo. MONSTER MESSI Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images MONSTER MESSI A monster-sized mural of Messi by artists Sergey and Mikhail Erofeev in Bronnitsy, Russia. PICK A PLAYER Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images PICK A PLAYER A mural featuring (from left to right) Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah, Antoine Griezmann, and Sergio Ramos is seen in Beirut, Lebanon. GODS AMONGST MEN JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images GODS AMONGST MEN A painting on the ceiling of Sportivo Pereyra de Barracas Club in Buenos Aires. The mural, which depicts Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona as the "Creation of Adam," was painted by local artist Santiago Barbeito in tribute to this year's World Cup.
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia, ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup
Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Valery Matytsin/Valery Matytsin/TASS FOR THE HOME TEAM FABIO TEIXEIRA/AFP/Getty Images FOR THE HOME TEAM Brazilian World Cup soccer players and their coach Tite are honored on a wall in Rio de Janeiro. HEADSHOT Vitaly Nevar/Vitaly Nevar/TASS HEADSHOT A portrait of Russian soccer player Igor Akinfeyev in Kaliningrad, Russia. SEEING GREEN Vitaly Nevar/Vitaly Nevar/TASS SEEING GREEN A nice one of Nigerian soccer player Emmanuel Emenike is spotted in Kaliningrad, Russia. WELCOME Valery Matytsin/Valery Matytsin/TASS WELCOME A FIFA-branded mural in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. INTERNATIONAL BIRD Sergei Fadeichev/Sergei Fadeichev/TASS INTERNATIONAL BIRD A mural by street artist Mue Bon from Thailand is spotted in Moscow. TO INFINITY Sergei Fadeichev/Sergei Fadeichev/TASS TO INFINITY A mural by artist duo Karski and Beyond from the Netherlands is seen in Moscow. EVERYBODY LOVES MESSI Mikhail Pochuyev/Mikhail Pochuyev/TASS EVERYBODY LOVES MESSI Another one of Messi in Moscow. TRANSFORMERS Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images TRANSFORMERS A superhero-inspired wall in Moscow.



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