Collected here in this gallery are the people, faces, and spirit of the FIFA World Cup, the greatest sporting event in the world.

Every 4 years, the nations of the world come together and put aside their political, religious, and ethical differences all with a little white ball and big green field.

These 32 images show who each team competing at the 2014 World Cup represent. The true essence of what the competition is about.

They are The Beautiful 32.