12 hottest footballers of the 2014 World Cup

21:01, Jun 09 2014
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GERARD PIQUE, SPAIN: Just over four years ago, this handsome fellow starred alongside Shakira in the official FIFA World Cup music video and despite a significant age difference - he's 27, she's 37 (hard to believe, right) - they've been together ever since. Talk about a power couple - with her unstoppable hips (they don't lie you know) and his sexy grin, they're a force to be reckoned with.
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CRISTIANO RONALDO, PORTUGAL: Words really cannot express just how smoking this man is, but one member of Team Life and Style put it rather aptly announcing, "I can't help but have an animalistic reaction towards that" in reference to the shot on the left.
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OLIVIER GIROUD, FRANCE: A dashing man with a French accent pretty much knocks everyone else out of the park, and this 27-year-old is no exception. Olivier is a striker who plays for Arsenal when he's not representing his country, has killer cheekbones and enjoys cavorting around half naked at magazine shoots - need we say more?
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ALEXIS SANCHEZ, CHILE: Signed for Barcelona for a cool $NZ41 million back in 2011, this 25-year-old is most certainly hot property. Dollar value aside, there's just something about his cheeky grin we can't get enough of.
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MATS HUMMELS, GERMANY: Part Orlando Bloom, part Roger Federer and all around sexy, this lovely young German is one of the best defenders out there. Big-name premiere league teams may have their eyes on him for his strong tackling talent, but we can't stop staring at his shaggy 'do and soulful eyes.
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GEOFF CAMERON, UNITED STATES: He's tall, he's dark and oh my is he handsome... And if that isn't enough, we've just read up on Mr Cameron's charitable work - turns out the man's an all around do-gooder, raising money for Ronald McDonald House every year. Sigh, he really does have it all.
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GLEN JOHNSON, UNITED KINGDOM: Much like fellow English hottie David Beckham, this beautiful man has opened his own football academy - he helps train eager young athletes when he's not carving up on the field. Unfortunately it appears Kiwi females don't quite fit the enrollment criteria... such a shame.
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VEDRAN CORLUKA, CROATIA: We're not sure if it's those muscly legs, that scruffy yet undeniably masculine stubble or those gorgeous eyes, but this Adonis has us weak in the knees. Who knew a look of confusion could be quite so attractive?!
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MITCH LANGERAK, AUSTRALIA: He may hail from across the ditch, but trust us - that is the only downside to this 25-year-old baby-faced goalkeeper. Check him out all blue steel during his official World Cup photoshoot on the right - how utterly adorable.
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MAKATO HASEBE, JAPAN: While many of these handsome gents lay claim to masses of fans, this 30-year-old is an undisputed crowd favourite. The experienced midfielder was recently snapped up on a free transfer by Eintracht Frankfurt and while he may seem serious, word on the street is that he's something of a cheeky so and so during team trainings. Why is it that cocky athletes always seem immensely more attractive than their modest counterparts?
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FERNANDO LLORENTE, SPAIN: With his curly locks, piercing baby blues and classic features, this 29-year-old Spanish striker possesses the kind of old-world charm any female would find irresistable. He looks like he's walked straight off the cover of a good old bodice-ripping romance novel - aye carumba, give us a second while we explore those fantasies a little more...
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PHILIP LAHM, GERMANY: Last but most certainly not least, this dashing German lad and his killer smile may just be the perfect way to wrap up our list.

Here at Team Life and Style we appreciate the finer things in life, and the upcoming Football World Cup really is shaping up to be the creme de la creme.

Leaner than rugby players but more agile than cricketers, footballers bring something a little bit different to the table, something we're more than happy to share with you.

While the teams are busy representing their country, there's also another kind of competition going on - the amount of hair product each player expertly applies before taking the field, as well as all the unnecessary (yet totally A-OK) stripping after the game is proof that these guys know exactly what the fans want, and they're willing to provide it in spades.

So here, in no particular order, is our list of the top 12 hottest men to look out for during the Fifa World Cup 2014.

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