2018 World Cup: 20 photos of the fans in Russia

The fans, they come in all shapes and sizes. One thing they have in common is passion.

There’s also a common theme of colour and animation, too, at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Of course it’s always fun and games during the group games at a World Cup tournament. It will get a bit more serious when the knockout phase begins.

That said, for the teams already out of Russia 2018, the arrival home hasn’t always exactly been as loud and wonderful as they’d hoped.

Take Germany, for instance.The defending world champions were eliminated from the tournament on Wednesday after a 2-0 loss to South Korea.

A decision over the future of Germany coach Joachim Loew is expected to come at the end of next week, team manager Oliver Bierhoff says, following their shock World Cup exit.

"We will stay in daily contact. Towards the end of next week we will meet and discuss things further," Bierhoff said after the team landed at Frankfurt airport.

Check out the faces of fans from the stadiums around Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Fans of Belgium and England wait the start of the group G match between England and Belgium. Photo: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

Fans of Belgium and England wait the start of the group G match between England and Belgium. Photo: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

England flags are put up on the Kirby Estate as residents watch the group G soccer match between England and Belgium. Photo: David Mirzoff/PA via AP

England flags are put up on the Kirby Estate as residents watch the group G soccer match between England and Belgium. Photo: David Mirzoff/PA via AP

A Japanese supporter reacts before the group H match between Japan and Poland. Photo: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

A Japanese supporter reacts before the group H match between Japan and Poland. Photo: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

A supporter of Senegal reacts after the group H match between Senegal and Colombia. AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

A supporter of Senegal reacts after the group H match between Senegal and Colombia. AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

A supporter of Japan takes a selfie on the stands before the group H match between Japan and Poland. Photo: AP Photo/Themba Hadebe

A supporter of Japan takes a selfie on the stands before the group H match between Japan and Poland. Photo: AP Photo/Themba Hadebe

A Belgium supporter holds a replica of the trophy on the stands before the group G match between England and Belgium. Photos: AP Photo/Alastair Grant

A Belgium supporter holds a replica of the trophy on the stands before the group G match between England and Belgium. Photos: AP Photo/Alastair Grant

A fan of Panama waits for the start the group G match between Panama and Tunisia. Photo: AP Photo/Darko Bandic

A fan of Panama waits for the start the group G match between Panama and Tunisia. Photo: AP Photo/Darko Bandic

Fans of Colombia's national soccer team celebrate their team's victory over Senegal after watching a live telecast of the group H match between Senegal and Colombia.. Photo: AP Photo/Daniel Munoz

Fans of Colombia's national soccer team celebrate their team's victory over Senegal after watching a live telecast of the group H match between Senegal and Colombia.. Photo: AP Photo/Daniel Munoz

A Brazil supporter waits for the start of the group E match between Serbia and Brazil. Photo: AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

A Brazil supporter waits for the start of the group E match between Serbia and Brazil. Photo: AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

A fan of Colombia celebrates prior the group H match between Senegal and Colombia. Photo: AP Photo/Martin Meissner

A fan of Colombia celebrates prior the group H match between Senegal and Colombia. Photo: AP Photo/Martin Meissner

Mexico's supporter gestures during the group F match between Mexico and Sweden. Photo: AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo

Mexico's supporter gestures during the group F match between Mexico and Sweden. Photo: AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo

A supporter awaits the start of the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 World Cup. Photo: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

A supporter awaits the start of the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 World Cup. Photo: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

A Japanese supporter applies a transfer to her face before the group H match between Japan and Poland. Photo: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

A Japanese supporter applies a transfer to her face before the group H match between Japan and Poland. Photo: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

A Panama fan awaits the start of the group G match between Panama and Tunisia at the 2018 World Cup. Photo: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

A Panama fan awaits the start of the group G match between Panama and Tunisia at the 2018 World Cup. Photo: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin

Belgium supporters cheer on the stands before the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 World Cup. Photo: AP Photo/Alastair Grant

Belgium supporters cheer on the stands before the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 World Cup. Photo: AP Photo/Alastair Grant

A soccer fan awaits the start of the group G match between England and Belgium. Photo: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

A soccer fan awaits the start of the group G match between England and Belgium. Photo: AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

A fan of the Belgium team waits for the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 World Cup. Photo: AP Photo/Petr David Josek

A fan of the Belgium team waits for the group G match between England and Belgium at the 2018 World Cup. Photo: AP Photo/Petr David Josek

Brazil's supporter colored the face with the national flag waits for the start of the group E match between Serbia and Brazil. Photo: AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano

Brazil's supporter colored the face with the national flag waits for the start of the group E match between Serbia and Brazil. Photo: AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano

Supporters of Senegal pose prior to the group H match between Senegal and Colombia. Photo: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

Supporters of Senegal pose prior to the group H match between Senegal and Colombia. Photo: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

Switzerland fans support their team prior to the start of the group E match between Switzerland and Costa Rica. Photo: AP Photo/Natasha Pisarenko

Switzerland fans support their team prior to the start of the group E match between Switzerland and Costa Rica. Photo: AP Photo/Natasha Pisarenko