America, sorry you’re not in the tournament, but now you can just cheer for the hottest soccer players in the world…oh wait that’s not in the Volkswagen World Cup commercial, sorry! Whether you’re a big soccer (or football) fan normally or you’ve only just noticed the plethora of people crowding around pub TVs on your lunch break, the 2018 World Cup has been an incredibly exciting part of this summer so far. From upsets such as Germany and Argentina already going home to the intense shootout between England and Colombia, the World Cup is a tournament full of pride, national identity and really, really attractive men. If you’re tired of gazing at the men on “The Bachelorette,” switch your sights to these well-toned athletes full of grit, determination and six packs. Here is a list of 10 of the hottest World Cup soccer players:
If you melt on the inside every time you hear a guy speaking with an English accent then you’ll love this Brit cutie, Marcus Rashford. Only 20 years old, but already a professional athlete with a considerable salary, think about putting Marcus on your next list of eligible bachelors to crush on. A forward on the England national team and Manchester United, you can cheer on Marcus as the English teams fights for the World Cup title. It’s coming home boys!
Brazil is known for its beautiful women from Gisele Bundchen to Alessandra Ambrosio, but let’s talk about their beautiful men and more specifically Philippe Cuotinho. This heartthrob has been winning over the Brazilian fans as he, Neymar and the rest of the Brazilian team fought for their country during the tournament. I mean, just look at those soccer skills.
Considered on the best soccer players in the world as well as one of the most attractive players, Ronaldo is a well-known name inside and outside of the soccer world. After having a slew of famous girlfriends like Irina Shayk and alleged romances with Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, Ronaldo is off the market again as his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to his fourth child in 2017. But thank you Ronaldo for still giving us all those shirtless pics to keep us happy.
If that chiseled jaw line isn’t enough to win you over, then those blue eyes will be because Joshua Kimmich is quite the looker on the Germany World Cup team this year. A right back defender, Kimmich sadly had to pack up his bags early from the World Cup along with the rest of the German team after they lost to South Korea. But that means he’s out of Russia and back on the dating scene!
The Japanese team had a heartbreaking final game at the 2018 World Cup, losing to Belgium 3-2 after having a two goal lead for most of the game. It was later reported that the team cleaned up their locker room after the loss and left the Russians a thank you note for hosting the tournament before heading home. If that doesn’t make you swoon, along with Kagawa’s flawless hair, then I don’t what will.
I know you’re probably asking yourselves, “Is that Liam Hemsworth in a soccer jersey?”, but no it’s just Icelandic hottie Rurik Gislason. This dreamy midfielder is known for sporting some good-looking three piece suits and man buns. What a catch.
Get lost in Mohammadi’s dreamy, gray eyes as you look at pictures of him playing for the Iranian national team. Along with his amazing skills as a full back, Mohammadi’s also got some strong cheekbone game, making him one of the most attractive players at the World Cup.
This Costa Rican native could be on our list for his smile alone, but his heart-melting photos with his daughter are definitely an added plus. I think I’m dying of cuteness and I’m sure you are too.
Tall, dark and handsome are three adjectives you could use to describe Antoine Griezmann or you could also describe him as the French, forward heartthrob. The French national team is still in the running for the World Cup trophy and you better believe I’ll be watching the rest of their games just to get a look at him.
The Belgium team has been strong this World Cup and many people are projecting them to be in the finals game of the tournament. I’m not going to lie, I would like to see Belgian hottie, Thorgan Hazard, holding up a trophy. He and his brother, Eden Hazard, making quite a good looking pair.