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Posted: July 1, 2014 8:05 a.m.

5 memorable World Cup chants

 

SAO PAULO (AP) — With "I believe that we will win!" American soccer fans finally have a World Cup chant that doesn't just involve shouting their country's name.

In terms of creativity, though, it's a notch below Argentina's elaborate sing-alongs or even the boisterous chants of the English.

All players can testify to the goose bump-inducing effect of thousands of fans joining together for a synchronized chant.

While most fans simply spell out the name of their country, from Chile's "Chi-chi-chi Le-le-le" to Germany's "Deutschland, Deutschland," some have developed more creative chants that celebrate their own teams while poking fun at their opponents.

The trick is to be cheeky without being offensive; national team chants are usually less vulgar than those sung by fans of club teams around the world.

Here's a look at five prominent chants from supporters of World Cup teams in Brazil:

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