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The 50 Sexiest Soccer Players at the 2018 World Cup

Olivier Giroud, France

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Olivier Giroud is a forward for Arsenal and France’s national team. Not only is the 31-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 (and is captain of the team this year!), but we say he’s a total score in the looks department too. (Related: These Athletic Couples Will Make You Want to Fall In Love Over Sports.)

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Alexis Sánchez, Chile

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Alexis Sánchez is a fierce forward who plays for the Chilean national team. The 29-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 30-year-old Fabian Johnson, a midfielder 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, 31, 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 33-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 landed a 2014 Vogue cover alongside supermodel Gisele Bundchen. (P.S. here's more about the supermodel's super clean diet.)

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Dele Alli, England

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Dele is considered one of the best midfielders of his generation and has won the Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year Award not once but twice at the age of 22.

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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” for June 2014 by Glamour.

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Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez, Spain

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This bearded Spanish hunk is just 26 years old and plays for Real Madrid as an attacking midfielder. Better known as Isco, he's a favorite of Madrid's devoted fans.

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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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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 attacking midfielder is an all-time top scorer for the Australian national football team. Tall, dark, and handsome, the 38-year-old will definitely be one to watch.

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Thibaut Courtois, Belgium

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Standing at 6'6", Thibaut Courtois dominates Belgium goal. If his size isn't enough to stop the other team from scoring, his experience (he's has been a goalkeeper since the age of seven!) is. (Speaking of young athletes: Have you met Caroline Marks, the 16-year-old badass pro surfer?)

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James Rodriguez, Colombia

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This 26-year-old Colombian has been dubbed as one of the best soccer players of his generation by The Guardian. While other players are usually refered to by their last name (see: Messi and Ronaldo), this player goes by just "James" because he's that good.

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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.

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Fabian Schär, Switzerland

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At just 26 years old, Fabian Schär can say that he's represented Switzerland in two FIFA World Cups (2014 and 2018) and in the 2012 Summer Olympics playing center-back.

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Jo Hyeon-woo, South Korea

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All eyes are on the South Korean goal during the 2018 World Cup—but not because anyone's scoring. Jo Hyeon-woo, the team's 26-year-old goalkeeper, makes it easy to get distracted from the rest of the on-field action. (Related: How Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor Trains for Her Mental Game)

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Filip Kostić, Serbia

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Filip Kostić has a jawline of the gods and can say that he's scored the winning goals for several World Cup games.

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Ramin Rezaeian, Iran

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The 2018 Iranian team has been dubbed by many as the hottest team in the FIFA World Cup—and Ramin Rezaeian is the perfect representative.

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Morteza Pouraliganji, Iran

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Morteza Pouralignaji, 26, is part of the team that has (arguably) stolen the hearts of most women watching the 2018 World Cup. Scroll through his social media, and you'll see that he's a big family man, constantly posting pics with his parents, brother, and niece. Swoon. (Related: Cute Photos of Celebs Who Make Fitness a Family Affair)

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Arkadiusz Milik, Poland

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The Polish striker shared the cover of FIFA 16 (the Polish version of the popular video game) with superstar Lionel Messi, but stays humble about his soccer goals. Successful and humble?! Yes, plz. (Related: 10 Trainers Share What They Wish They Could Tell Their Younger Selves About Fitness)

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José Carvallo, Peru

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At 32-years-old, José Carvallo heads home from his goalkeeper duties for the Peru national team to two sons and beautiful wife. (Related: Legit, Certified Instagram Trainers to Follow for Serious Fitness Motivation)

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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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Ola Toivonen, Sweden

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Ola Toivonen stands at 6'4" and is a striker for the Poland national team. And, ladies, he's a Cancer so it means that he's in touch with his emotions! (Before you knock zodiac stuff, try working out and eating healthy according to your zodiac sign.)

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Eric Dier, England

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Brit Eric Dier, 26, comes from a long line of athletes, so it's no wonder that he's ultra-versatile on the soccer field, taking over various positions when needed. Can you say MVP? (Also: abs for days.) (Related: The Hottest NFL Quarterbacks to Watch This Football Season)

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Keita Baldé, Senegal

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Keita was born in Spain but decided to represent his parents' home country of Senegal for his 2018 FIFA World Cup debut.

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Jonas Hector, Germany

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An ego trip might seem inevitable with pro-athlete status, but Germany’s Jonas Hector seems extremely down-to-earth. The 28-year-old is studying business for his post-soccer days and told The Guardian he stays off social media because he prefers “things to be a little more low-key."

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Jonathan Dos Santos, Mexico

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Mexico’s Jonathan Dos Santos loves dogs and has mastered the off-duty model aesthetic. Need we say more? (Related: These Photos of Hot Athletes with Adorable Puppies Will Melt Your Heart)

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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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Tomoaki Makino, Japan

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Tomoaki Makino wears number 20 for Japan. When he’s off the field, the handsome AF 31-year-old loves to surf.

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Marco Asensio, Spain

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Marco Asensio, who went pro at 17 and is now held as one of Spain's top players, is fluent in four languages. Plus, he may be on the market (!!). Dua Lipa recently shut down rumors that the two are seeing each other.

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Valon Behrami, Switzerland

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

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Sam Morsy, Egypt

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Sam Morsy has played for both English and Egyptian teams (and was one of the cutest players on each, we'd venture). He has intellectual goals too; Morsy told The Telegraph that he plans on earning a degree in psychology when he moves on from soccer.

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Ramadan Sobhi, Egypt

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We highly recommend following Ramadan Sobhi on Instagram for regular shots of him werking his Gucci toiletry case, showing off his "ups", and posing with his wife

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Nahitan Nandez, Uruguay

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Nahitan Nandez has been super successful on the field from a young age. At 21, he became the youngest captain of the Penarol team.

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Mathew Leckie, Australia

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Mathew Leckie plays for both Hertha BSC, a German club team, and the Australia national team, and when he's playing it's hard to look away. The Aussie is a proud new dad, judging by his Instagram.

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Manuel Neuer, Germany

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Manuel Neuer is often referred to as the best goalkeeper in the world—but that's not his only talent. He’s also known to venture outside the box to play midfield.

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Gary Cahill, England

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English defender Gary Cahill is 32, 6’4”, and 190 lbs of pure muscle. ‘Nuff said.

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Milad Mohammadi, Iran

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He recently made headlines for failing at a showy throw-in, but we’re into the confidence. Side note: he has a twin who's also athletic.

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Patrick Pemberton, Costa Rica

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Oh hayyyy. Patrick Pemberton, who wears number 18 for Costa Rica, will have you glued to every game even if you’re a fair-weather fan.

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek, England

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If Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s looks and accent have you picturing yourself as Mrs. Loftus-Cheek, you’re not alone.

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Ehsan Hajsafi, Iran

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

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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 29 and has a smile that could melt any girl’s heart.

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Kim Shin-wook, South Korea

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The 30-year-old striker is nicknamed "Attack on Titan" because of his high goals-per-season record—and because he stands at a powerful 6 feet, 5 inches tall. 

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Nicolas Tagliafico, Argentina

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Nicolas Tagliafico, a defender for Argentina, is one gorgeous man—and that's not up for debate. (Related: Sexy Celebrity Dads Who Make Parenting Look Hot)

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Philippe Coutinho, Brazil

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Paris St. Germain is fighting hard to get Philippe Coutinho to transfer to its team, with a €270 million (over 317m USD) bid. We can't blame them.

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Rurik Gislason, Iceland

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Introducing Rurik Gislason, Iceland’s hunky, man-bunned midfielder. (Related: There's a Reason Why You Think Guys Who Eat Healthy Are So Hot)


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Duje Caleta-Car, Croatia

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Based on his Instagram feed, Croatia’s Duje Caleta-Car loves coffee and traveling—what more do you need to know?

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