The best sport selfies and photobombs of 2014, featuring the Queen and Lukas Podolski

Everyone wanted to get in front of the camera during a vintage year for sport

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The bizarre trend of taking a picture of oneself shows no sign of slowing.

In a year that saw one of the great World Cups, the Commonwealth Games come to Glasgow and Europe retain the Ryder Cup, there was ample opportunity for the biggest names in sport to snap away.

No event escaped back-to-front camera action, with the highlights of the football calender including Manchester City's Premier League title triumph and Arsenal's FA Cup victory getting the treatment. However, a big occasion was not always needed as an excuse, with even a couple of examples of mid-match selfies.

Some pictures caused controversy, particularly one in the aftermath of a bicycle crash. Others brought a smile to seemingly everyone who saw it - take a bow Your Majesty.

Here, we look back at the best selfies of 2014...


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