A lot of sports photography just gives you the facts: who won, who lost, who scored, who was sent off.  But there are so many moments between the extreme highs and lows of the match that are more compelling, memorable and beautiful. I went to the World Cup looking to focus more on the aesthetics and atmosphere of the game than anything else, to tell a story of football in Brazil that you will not see anywhere else. These photographs are extracted from my book Ryu X Rio, which will be out for Christmas and is available at my website, www.ryuxrio.com.