Australia’s Tim Cahill (left) and Ben Halloran help us celebrate our favorite part of the World Cup — when the players remove the shirts at the end of the game and swap them with their opponents. What a FANTASTIC tradition! We couldn’t be happier about it. Check out our favorite images from this past first week of the 2014 World Cup tournament in Brazil:
Uruguay’s Edison Cavani:
USA’s Kyle Beckerman:
England’s Glen Johnson:
Brazil’s Dani Alves:
Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7) / Neymar (Lupo) / Tim Howard (Interview)
Consider this Top 50 Hottest World Cup Players list your ultimate guide to the sexiest guys of Brazil 2014. We make that claim with real authority, because we just spent countless hours poring over photos of each and every one of the tournament’s 736 players. Yes, even No. 3 keepers and perennially unused substitutes. To be honest, our eyes are crossed from checking out all the beautiful men playing the Beautiful Game!
You’ll find at least one player from each of the participating 32 countries, and sometimes two. When there were ties, we went to our own version of a penalty shootout, in which we weighed such things as on-pitch performance and playing time with predilections for shirtless pictures and overall fine form (in both senses of the phrase).
We resisted, once again, including Cristiano Ronaldo on a list such as this, since he appears on every other post like it on the entire World Wide Web. But he’s not only the best footballer in the world right now, he’s arguably the best-looking player. And, at the very least, we can all agree he is certainly the best man-scaped one. But we also experienced some pleasant revelations on the 23-man rosters, including Japan’s adorable fashionplate Atsuto Uchida and Ghana’s gorgeous goalie Adam Kwarasey. In addition, we are proud to announce that we are doing our part for U.S.-Iranian relations by featuring the Adam Lambert of Iran, the fun and foxy Alireza Haghighifan.
Our sincere hope is that the results of our research lead to every single match holding at least some interest for you — even if you don’t find soccer as a sport the least bit interesting. The World Cup tournament runs through July 13, so you have plenty of time to check out our Top 50 Hottest World Cup Players 2014, both on the field and in these pics:
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his perfectly toned legs in training over the weekend. Alas, not is all well with those thrilling thighs. Yes, Team Portugal’s main man suffered a leg injury that is casting doubt on his full participation in the upcoming World Cup. While we’d really miss seeing him on soccer’s greatest stage, his absence would be a boon to our boys on Team USA, improving their chances of getting out of the Group of Death (Portugal, USA, Germany and Ghana). In fact, in our favorite story of yet to come out of the World Cup, a witch doctor in Ghana is taking credit for Crissy’s injury.
Here we are yet again swooning over a hot guy in a new video from Jennifer Lopez. But, unlike the last time, when JLo introduced us to the man who would turn out to be our immortal beloved, William Levy, this time out we recognized the stud right from the start. British supermodel David Gandy is Lopez’s lover in her recently released video for ‘First Love.’ Dang, Jenny from the block! You have such great taste in guys … in videos.
Watch David Gandy in Jennifer Lopez’s ‘First Love’ Video
The jaw-droppingly gorgeous James Maslow appears shirtless on the cover of the July issue of FitnessRx for Men magazine. The Big Time Rush and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ stud shows off his slathered-with-oil and muscular but trim body with a wet suit covering only his bottom half. Equally spectacular is the rest of the photo shoot, with photographer Gregory James in Los Angeles and at Venice Beach, Calif.’s legendary Muscle Beach. Like Ryan Gosling in ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love,’ Maslow is so perfect he looks Photoshopped — but he definitely isn’t. The video below proves this indisputable fact. We guesstimate that he is shirtless in 99.99 percent of the 13-minute clip, showing him flexing, pumping, stretching and generally working up a a sweat — mostly in his fans! Clear your schedule for the rest of the afternoon and enjoy.
Watch video of James Maslow’s FitnessRx for Men photo shoot
Jamie Dornan says in the cover story for the Interview magazine that he doesn’t like his physique. Well, we LOVE everything about the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ star — especially his body — so that’s what’s really important. While we’re all going to get an eyeful of Jamie as Christian Grey in the hotly anticipated ’50 Shades’ flick, these sexy pics of Jamie rocking underwear are whetting our appetite even more. See the rest of mag’s photo gallery here.
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The latest episode of the Andi Dorfman season of ‘The Bachelorette’ grabbed our attention with a group date having the contestants dance in a male revue. Enjoy some screen shots — and gifs — of a few of the sexiest strippers. Confession: We went heavy on the marvelous Marcus, but we cannot get enough of his perfect chest hair.
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