Football is a game of two halves, and a fan's joy at an early goal can turn to abject desolation as their team is thoroughly trounced.

Spanish fans were in shock after watching the 5-1 humiliation in its World Cup opener against the Netherlands. It was Spain's worst defeat in 64 years. City streets, accustomed to noisy celebrations after Spain wins, were eerily quiet after the rout as fans filed silently out of bars.

When Daniel Sturridge equalised for England two minutes after Italy scored, team physio Gary Lewin celebrated so hard he dislocated his ankle. But then Mario Balotelli broke English hearts when he scored with a header in the second half.

In this gallery we look at the delight and despair written on the faces of fans around the world watching the action.

world cup fan England
An England fan at a bar in London celebrates as Daniel Sturridge scores against Italy.Reuters
world cup fans england
An England fan reacts as he watches his team lose to Italy.Reuters
world cup fans italy
Italy fans hold a cutout of Mario Balotelli as he scores against England.Reuters
world cup fans japan
Fans of Japan's national team celebrate in Tokyo after Keisuke Honda scored against Ivory Coast.Reuters
world cup fans japan
Japan fans in Tokyo react after Japan lost to Ivory Coast.Reuters
world Cup Brazil fans
Fans in Fortaleza react after Brazil conceded a goal to Croatia.AFP
world cup fans croatia
Croatia fans in Zagreb's main square react as their team scores against Brazil.AFP
world cup fans croatia
Croatia fans watching the opening match in Zagreb react as their team loses to Brazil.AFP
world cup fans brazil
Brazil fans at a beach restaurant in Porto Seguro celebrate the third goal against Croatia.Reuters
world cup argentina fans
Argentina fans react to their team's first goal against Bosnia and Herzegovina as they watch on a giant screen at the Fifa World Cup Fan Fest on Copacabana beach.Getty
world cup bosnia fans
Bosnia fans in Sarajevo celebrate a goal against Argentina.AFP
world cup fans argentina
Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Bosnia.AFP
world cup fans uruguay
Edinson Cavani of Uruguay celebrates scoring a penalty against Costa Rica in the first half.AFP
world cup fans costa rica
A Costa Rica fan at Democracia square in San Jose reacts as his team scores three goals in the second half to beat Uruguay.Reuters
world cup fans uruguay
Uruguayan fans in Montevideo suffer a shock defeat to Costa Rica.Reuters
world cup fans spain
Spain supporters in Madrid celebrate as Alonso scores against the Netherlands.AFP
world cup fans netherlands
Dutch fans in Rio celebrate goal after goal as the Netherlands trounce Spain 5-1.Reuters
world cup fans spain
Abject Spain fans in Madrid watch their team lose to the Netherlands.Reuters