OK, OK, we’ll stop mourning the World Cup hotties that incompetent refereeing, the lack of goal-line technology and actual match results (!) have sent home. As we enter the quarterfinals on Friday, it’s time celebrate the best of the rest! Eight countries are still in it to win it, with 23 men per team. We’ve done the hard work and determined the absolute sexiest guy on each of the eight squads — with apologies to the especially deep benches of Spain, the Netherlands and Germany.
Without further ado, here’s Swoonworthy’s Elite Eight of World Cup 201o:
Argentina: Gonzalo Higuaín, forward
Brazil: Ricardo Kaká, midfielder
Germany: Piotr Trochowski, midfielder