The 2014 World Cup tournament begins on June 12, and you can feel the excitement in the air. Before you sever ties with the outside world and plop down in front of your television for a few days, you may want to check out these sick posters from ESPN and artist Cristiano Siqueira.

ESPN commissioned Siqueira to create a poster for each of the 32 teams competing for the World Cup, and he did so in spectacular fashion. The action and intensity of the games are captured in the poses of the players and the dynamic backgrounds with their team nicknames, flags, and related symbols. We included a selection of our favorites above, but you can see them all by clicking over to the ESPN FC blog.

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[via HuffingtonPost]