The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host the World Cup final on July 13. (Lalo de Almeida/Sports Illustrated)
Brazil is about art, color and culture as much as it is about soccer, so it only seems natural that all of those worlds will collide with the World Cup on the horizon.
Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira has created country-specific posters for each of the 32 nations competing in the World Cup this summer, which ESPN is going to be using throughout its World Cup coverage. The network already had released some posters, which contain identifying players and imagery, for France, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Belgium, Ivory Coast, Italy and Portugal.
Here's a sneak peak at nine new editions -- the USA, Algeria, Colombia, Ghana, Greece, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland and Uruguay -- with a bonus one featuring the World Cup trophy and Rio's two iconic landmarks: the Maracana and Christ the Redeemer Statue. ESPN revealed the remaining ones later on Thursday and they can all be seen here.