July 29, 2014 6:59 pm

Gooal! Vote in the Soccer Shot comp to win a Lumia 1520

“They think it’s all over. It is now.”

Yep, the final whistle has been blown for the greatest footballing extravaganza on earth. However, if you’re getting football withdrawal symptoms don’t despair. You’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve got just thing to put a footy spring back in your step.

The fab forty

Back in May, we challenged you to capture what soccer means to you and send us your best photos of the world’s favourite sport. We were flooded with colourful, atmospheric, quirky and simply beautiful pictures. But in the end we had to choose just forty finalists. So, while players from across the globe have been dazzling us with their silky skills, these fab forty photographers have been dazzling us with their Lumia 1520s.

Vote to win a Lumia 1520

Their brief was to capture soccer inspired imagery from their country. There was no limit to how many pictures that could upload and now finally we get a chance to see what they’ve been working on. What’s more, we need your help to pick a winner. So check out these fantastic photos below to get just a taster of what’s in store.

And, if you’d love to take your own winning shots with a Lumia, you’re in luck. Everyone who votes for their favourite photo gets entered into a draw to win a big, bold and beautiful Lumia 1520. To see the rest of the finalists’ awesome work head on over to the competition page now.

Oh lord, let there be light and shine upon the ball...

 

Brighton Breezy: A bit sits remotely on Brighton beach.

 

 

Colour popping along Brighton & Hove seafront: Street football with a colourful twist.

 

Soccer Dribble

 

Seaside Soccer

 

Dimitris Kampanaros, 17, at Plaka, Milos. Dimitris is a player at the local football club in the island of Milos, Pammiliakos, but he is moving to Athens in September to study statistics. He is going to look for a new football team there.

 

Best kick by a young fellow

 

#LumiaXNatGeo Its not just a game. It defines who we are.

 

#LumiaXNatGeo Pursuit of Happiness

Remember this is just a tantalizing taster of all the photos our fab forty football fanatic finalists have taken. To see the rest, and to vote for the chance to win a Lumia 1520, check out our competition page today.