A selection of the best photos from South Africa with the ever eccentric Oranje out in force for their Group E opener with Denmark.
Anyone who thinks the Dutch fans are bonkers is entirely disproved by this photo, from left to right: An 'Oranje Angel', a man with a cow skin scarf and wonky glasses, and a Huggy Bear clown sporting an orange swimming cap.
Who says the Paraguayans lack flair? This buoyant pair's joy is unbridled as they celebrate Antolin Alcaraz's strike against Italy.
It's fair to say Giorgio Chiellini was not 'playing the ball' with this robust challenge on Paraguay's Enrique Vera, who makes absolutely no attempt to exaggerate his fall. Daniele De Rossi dribbles off with the ball in bemusement.
De Rossi is manhandled by his mates as though it were his stag do in an opportunist attempt to tie him to a lamppost. On this occasion the Paraguay goalpost will have to do.
The Dutch Billy Connolly watches on in stunned amazement as Arjen Robben jogs gingerly down the touchline without sustaining an injury in the Netherland's 2-0 win over Denmark.
Who says football rattles are out of fashion? This Dutch dame is a huge fan, and so are we all now. A vuvuzela is not a patch on this!
The resurgence of the rattle continues to grow as this Danish dame sports the RSV100 model, along with a bottle of beer and the top hat which Emmanuel Adebayor was seen wearing earlier in the day (only pretty poorly).
Suddenly every fan at the Soccer City Stadium was seen insisting to the nearby stewards that their ticket was in fact eligible for a spot on Row F of the South Stand. The man with the lurid orange Topman shades on the left was clearly in that camp.
This incredulous fan looks as though he has just seen Peter Drury stumbling out of a Jo'burg boozer in stilettos with a bedraggled Clive Tyldesley in tow.
This was the moment when Denmark defender Simon Poulsen decided that, with Robin van Persie lurking ominously, his best option was to leave the ball nestled safely in the back of Thomas Sorensen's net.