LOOK: The best photos from the World Cup, Vol. II

US goalie Tim Howard gets his nails on the ball for a save in the first half against Portugal. (Elsa/Getty Images)

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Our second installment from the beautiful game in Brazil. Some of the best/sweetest/most perfect shots of photography at the World Cup.

If you missed the first volume, scroll here.

Soldiers outside the Russia-South Korea match at Arena Pantanal on June 17 in Cuiaba, Brazil. (Warren Little/Getty)

The man without a face is Chile's Artura Vidal. Every photog dreams of a shot like this. (Metin Pala/Andalou/Getty)
Win, inverted. Netherlands forward Memphis Depay celebrates after beating Australia. (Juan Barreto/AFP)
Spain, being eliminated from the Cup by Chile on June 18. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Clint Dempsey, preening, gets the U.S. on the board vs. Ghana. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Clint Dempsey: BEAST MODE. (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Clint Dempsey: huge steppin'. (Carl de Souza/AFP)
Spain's Diego Costa practices on an off day on June 17. (David Ramos/Getty Images)
England's Joe Hart is trawled after a goal scored by Italy's Mario Balotelli. (Francois Xavier Marit/Getty Images)
Oh, hey there. Marco Fabian of Mexico challenges Willian of Brazil. (Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Ivory Coast midfielder Geoffroy Serey Die cries during his national anthem. (Adrian Dennis/AFP)
Geoffroy Serey Die heads a ball. Is it incoming or outgoing? (Eitan Abramamovich/AFP)
Christ the Redeemer amid dark clouds, this taken from the Netherlands training session grounds at the Estadio Jose Bastos Padilha Gavea. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty)
Ecuador's Jefferson Montero goes for a tumble. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Brazilian fans on Copacabana Beach watch the Brazil-Mexico tilt. (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Spanish fans in Madrid watch their team's losing match vs. Chile. (Gonzalo Arroyo/Getty Images)
See the ball. See where Luis Suarez is standing. This was a goal. (Clive Rose/Getty)
France's Karim Benzema beats Diego Benaglio for the score. Poor goalies. They try so hard, but can look so silly. (AFP)
It's over for England. Three lions captain Steven Gerrard knows it. (Ian MacNicol/Getty)
Colombia does a jig after a goal against Ivory Coast. A jig! (Adam Pretty/Getty)
Love the behind-the-net pics. Algerian goalie Rais M'Bolhi watches Marouane Fellaini's strike sail in. (Quinn Rooney/Getty)
Ball and strig: Argentina's Rodrigo Palacio. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Lionel Messi and teammates after winning the game against Iran. (Jeff Gross/Getty)
This guy I like. Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has ups. This after beating Russia on  Sunday. (Clive Rose/Getty)
Tim Howard gapes after giving up the goods in the 94th minute to Silvestre Varela. (Fabrice Coffrini/Getty)
America. Merica. Murica. Murca. Mca. (Joe/Raedle/Getty)
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Matt Norlander has been with CBS Sports since 2010, primarily covering college basketball but also writes about the NBA Draft, the Olympics and the World Cup. He lives in Connecticut and loves to play... Full Bio

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