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The 50 Sexiest Soccer Players at the 2014 World Cup

Olivier Giroud, France

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Olivier Giroud is a striker for Arsenal and France’s national team. Not only is the 27-year-old a great player, he’s quite easy on the eyes.

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Sergio Ramos, Spain

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This sexy Spanish footballer is expected to be one of the top scorer’s at the tournament, but we say he’s a total score in the looks department too.

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Alexis Sánchez, Chile

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Alexis Sánchez is a fierce forward who plays for the Chilean national team. Originally from Barcelona, the 25-year-old soccer stud has a charming smile and a beautiful bod, to boot.

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Fabian Johnson, USA

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Meet 26-year-old Fabian Johnson, defender for the United States. Aside from dominating on the field, he has quite the knack for sweeping ladies off their feet—and we’re not surprised.

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Ignazio Abate, Italy

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Talk about an Italian Stallion. Ignazio Abate, 27, is a defender who is as gorgeous as he is athletic.

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Lionel Messi, Argentina

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Arguably one of the top soccer players in the world, Argentina’s Lionel Messi also just so happens to be incredibly handsome.

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Lukas Podolski, Germany

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In Pod We Trust! Germany’s 29-year-old forward Lukas Podolski looks more like a fashion model than a footballer.

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Neymar, Brazil

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Brazil’s own Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior is so hot he recently landed a Vogue cover alongside supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

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Park Chu-Young, Korea Republic

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With an adorable smile and striking good looks, South Korea striker Park Chu-Young easily gives us World Cup fever.

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Radamel Falcao, Colombia

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Radamel Falcao is a major distraction on the pitch. Cited among the top strikers in the world, the Colombian hottie has also just been named “The Sexiest Footballer Alive” by Glamour.

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Glen Johnson, England

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England’s right-back Glen Johnson has a rock-hard body, and hopefully he’ll show it off shirtless in Brazil. Score!

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Gerard Piqué, Spain

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Muy caliente! Spain’s center-back Gerard Piqué is so dashing, he won over the heart of luscious Latina singer, Shakira.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

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Aside from his stunning supermodel girlfriend, Irina Shayk, it’s impossible to keep your eye on the ball when Cristiano Ronaldo is on the pitch. As the most expensive soccer player in history, one thing’s for sure: Those huge muscles are priceless.

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Tim Cahill, Australia

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This hunky forward is an all-time top scorer for the Australian national football team. Tall, dark, and handsome, the 34-year-old will definitely be one to watch.

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Cesc Fàbregas, Spain

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Spanish Midfielder Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas is so marvelous, you have to Google shirtless images, stat.

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Andrea Barzagli, Italy

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Known for his powerful build, this 33-year-old Italian defender has us at hello. And talk about awesome hair!

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Granit Xhaka, Switzerland

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Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka is such a cutie, he’ll be sure to steal the hearts of many soccer fans come Brazil.

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Omar Gonzalez, USA

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When not suiting up for Team USA, Omar Gonzalez enjoys spending time playing the saxophone—in his underwear. Check out this video to see the #sexysaxman in action.

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Panagiotis Kone, Greece

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26-year-old midfielder Panagiotis Kone is a Greek god. Need we say more?

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Iker Casillas, Spain

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We wish the oh-so-sexy Spanish goalkeeper were waving at us, but either way, you can still enjoy his hotness on (and off) the field.

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Yayo Touré, Cote D’Ivoire

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Ivory Coast cutie Yayo Touré was left out of the final World Cup warm-up match as a precautionary measure due to injury, but don’t worry—the reigning African Footballer of the Year will still be heating up Brazil.

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Asmir Begović, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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This 26-year-old gorgeous goalkeeper certainly knows how to capture soccer balls—and our hearts.

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Graham Zusi, USA

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Holy hotness! America’s own midfielder Graham Zusi, 27, will be in fine form for the World Cup. And we’re not surprised; the brunette babe is quietly becoming soccer’s next biggest star.

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Jack Wilshere, England

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While we dream that Jack Wilshere is running into our arms, enjoy this photo.

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Mats Hummels, Germany

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Even if you don’t like soccer, you’ll enjoy watching gorgeous German Mats Hummels take to the pitch.

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David Villa, Spain

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As one of the hottest footballers in the world, it’s hard not to get flustered when 32-year-old Spanish stud David Villa takes the field.

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Francisco Rodríguez, Mexico

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What a smile! Known by his nickname, Maza, Mexico’s top defender Francisco sure does put the sexy in soccer.

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Kyle Beckerman, USA

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Kyle Beckerman is a smokin’ hot midfielder for Team USA. At 5’10” and 165 lbs, we love his hunky hippie vibe. The best part? Men’s Fitness recently named him one of the top 10 fittest soccer stars in America.

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Mitch Langerak, Australia

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This adorable Aussie is the club’s “lucky charm” and it’s easy to see why.

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Orestis Karnezis, Greece

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Greek goaltender Orestis Karnezis wears the #1 jersey for a reason: He just might be the sexiest on the team.

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Igor Akinfeev, Russia

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From Russia with Love! Love for Russian goaltender Igor Akinfeev, that is.

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Diego Lugano, Uruguay

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What makes the appeal of Uruguay’s captain Diego Lugano even greater? The soccer hunk is also a devoted dad; him and wife Karina have three children together. Cue the collective aww’s.

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Lorenzo Insigne, Italy

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Well hello there, hottie! The incredibly handsome Lorenzo Insigne is a forward for Italy and we’d say he’s quite fetching—on and off the field.

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Valon Behrami, Switzerland

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Blonde, beautiful, and a badass bod. *Sigh*

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Luke Shaw, England

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We’re definitely not disappointed England chose to take dashing defender Luke Shaw to Brazil this year.

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Giovanni Sio, Cote D’Ivoire

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This French-born, Swiss-based babe is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a striker for Basel.

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Geoff Cameron, USA

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According to Geoff Cameron’s Twitter page, he’s a “Proud Bostonian” with discipline, dedication, and desire. He’s also devishly handsome.

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Eduardo, Croatia

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For Eduardo Alves da Silva, simply known as Eduardo, the 2014 World Cup is sure to be the highlight of his career. With his brooding, sexy good looks, it will be our highlight too.

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Ezequiel “Pocho” Lavezzi, Argentina

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Pocho may mean “the chubby one,” but by the looks of this abs-olutely scorchin’ hot photo, we’d say he’s far from it.

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Gary Cahill, England

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English defender Gary Cahill is 28, 6’4”, and 190 lbs of pure muscle. ‘Nuff said.

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Joe Hart, England

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Another English hottie who will be joining Cahill on the pitch is Joe Hart. Wowza! He’s definitely got our heart.

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Patrice Evra, France

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French footballer Patrice Evra looks as handsome in a suit as he does in his uniform. Tres chic!

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Fernando Torres, Spain

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This Spanish footballer plays as a striker and has an impressive record for the country. As Spain’s third-highest goal-scorer of all time, he’s as talented as he is good looking.

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Georgios Samaras, Greece

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Gorgeous Greek footballer Georgios Samaras is so popular, a recent YouTube video of the soccer star carrying around 11-year-old super fan Jay Beatty became an instant Internet hit. With over 1.2 million views and counting, we’re not surprised. So adorable!

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Ehsan Hajsafi, Iran

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Ehsan Hajsafi is an Iranian footballer who plays as a defender. He was even selected as “most promising player” in 2009. We’d say he has the looks department covered.

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Nigel de Jong, Netherlands

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The 29-year-old ace has established himself as one of Europe’s most formidable central midfield opponents in recent years. As a total destroyer, he surely has that Amsterdam swagger.

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Mickaël Landreau, France

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We must admit, French goalkeeper Mickaël Landreau cleans up nicely.

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Danijel Pranjić, Croatia

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At 32, this is Danijel Pranjić’s first and probably last World Cup, so better enjoy him while you can—especially with that sexy new Mohawk.

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Diego “Ruso” Pérez, Uruguay

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Here’s a reason to watch the 2014 World Cup: Diego Perez. The 34-year-old Uruguayan hottie is a defensive midfielder and will be sure to show us his hotness on the field.

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Jordi Alba, Spain

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Last but far from least, Spanish siren Jordi Alba rounds out Spain’s super hot roster. The total dreamboat is 25 and has a smile that could melt any girl’s heart.

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