They watched in stadiums. They watched on beaches. They watched in refugee camps. They watched sitting next to AK-47s. They watched in cafes and mental institutions and living rooms.

The world is watching the World Cup. Here is what it looks like:

People watching the opening game of the 2014 World Cup in Berlin on June 12. Berlin’s Union Soccer Club has invited its supporters to bring their sofas to its stadium to watch matches on a giant screen in a communal living room atmosphere. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)


A fan of the U.S. national soccer team watches a live broadcast of match between the United States and Ghana in Rio de Janeiro on June 16. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)


Fireworks burst above Lebanese soccer fans on June 12. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


Supporters of the Brazilian national football team watch a screen in a cafe in Itu, Brazil, on June 12. (AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/Getty Images)



In Aleppo, Syria, rebel fighters watch Brazil play Croatia on June 12. (AFP/AMC/ZEIN AL-RIFAI/Getty Images)


In Chicago, fans gather in Grant Park to watch the United States play Ghana on June 16. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


Displaced Somalis crowd around a television set to watch the World Cup in Mogadishu on June 12. (REUTERS/Feisal Omar)


Members of an indigenous tribe, the Satere-Mawe, watch the World Cup on June 12 in Manaus, Brazil. (Raphael Alves/AFP/Getty Images)


Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on June 16. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)


On June 15, soccer fans sleep, rest, and rise near where matches are broadcast live on the Copacabana beach in Rio. These fans — from countries such as Argentina, Portugal, Croatia and Spain — came to watch the World Cup soccer tournament without match tickets or hotel bookings. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)


Soccer fans in Greece watch a match between Greece and Colombia on June 14. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)


The World Cup opening match as seen in Dubai on June 13. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)


Patients of the Asuncion Psychiatric Hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay, watch the World Cup on June 12. The more stable patients of the hospital are allowed an old television set. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)


Italian soccer fans in Rome on June 14. (AFP PHOTO/FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/Getty Images)


Soccer fans watch the World Cup in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on June 15. (REUTERS/Luc Gnago)


A fan on Copacabana beach in Rio on June 13. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)


In Tokyo, Japanese soccer fans after Japan’s first goal on June 15. (REUTERS/Yuya Shino)


Brooklyn watches Ghana play the United States on June 16. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


Chilean soccer fans watch in a makeshift tent in Valparaiso City, Chile, on June 13. The area was damaged and their homes destroyed in a fire that burned large swaths of predominantly low-income, wooden houses in April. (REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez)


Soccer fans around the world displayed their World Cup team pride with flags, funny hats and lots of chanting and cheering. (Divya Jeswani Verma/The Washington Post)


The Post's Dom Phillips takes in the first World Cup game with a family in a Sao Paulo favela, a poor neighborhood just miles from the lights of the stadium. (Kiratiana Freelon/The Washington Post)