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World Cup kicked off last Thursday, if you planned on spending the next four weeks watching it with stylish World Cup tees designed by The Olsen twins, it’s because you really like soccer football. Or  it’s because you feel a blind loyalty to your country’s team. Or, it’s because 90% of the guys running around are really freakin’ hot and you love to witness the traditional “exchanging of shirts” in each matches. Maybe it’s even a combination of all three. You see, it’s been a while since I objectified gorgeous men on my Eye Candy column but since football is quite a sexy sport –if you’re watching it for more than 23 seconds, and you are a human who’s interested in men, you can’t ignore the beauty on the field. And so I’m bringing it back for the sake of the biggest sporting event in the world.

To celebrate such a heavenly gathering, Style Vanity is paying homage by compiling a concise list of footbll studs. This was thoroughly researched and heavily debated. But, this is my blog so my bias. Ahead, 20 men who are very good at football, but even better at being really, really, ridiculously good looking.

2 fernando gago

Fernando Gago, Midfielder, Argentina

Hot man + Cute Baby = Ovary Explosion.

3 james troisi

James Troisi, Midfielder, Australia

James, if you’re reading this, I just want you to know (in behalf of the girls around the world) we are looking forward to see you exchange shirts with another player.

4 asmir begovic

Asmir Begović, Goalkeeper, Bosnia and Herzegovina

There are countless reasons why I want to score on this goalie…

5 hulk

Givanildo “Hulk” Vieira de Souza, Forward, Brazil

No wonder Brazil is one of the front-runners for the Cup, they have the Hulk on their team.

6 didier drogba

Didier Drogba, Forward, Ivory Coast

After the World Cup, Drogba is set to return at his old club, Chelsea, in the U.K. Another reason to watch football.

7 frank lampard

Frank Lampard, Midfielder, England

Rumor has it that he might be relocating to New York. Does New York have a football club? Oh well, maybe it will be a reason to finally watch MLS.

8 steven gerrard

Steven Gerrard, Midfielder, England

Showing up for a meeting with Prince William wearing only a towel? (Foot)ballsy.

9 alexis sanchez

Alexis Sánchez, Forward, Chile

To whomever is playing against Chile at the World Cup: Good luck staying focused after seeing this smile!

10 olivier giroud

Olivier Giroud, Forward, France

Mais ouuiiiiii.

11 andre schurrle

André Schürrle, Forward/ Midfielder, Germany

I can see at least six absolutely perfect reasons to cheer for this Chelsea footballer.

12 mesut ozil

Mesut Özil, Midfielder, Germany

Can footballers please have obligatory topless selfies?

13 Karim Ansarifard

Karim Ansarifard, Forward, Iran

Hair like John Stamos and a bod like David Beckham? Sold.

14 italian national team

The Entire National Team of Italy

If you can pick only one, be my guest, but I couldn’t. FYI, Dolce & Gabbana is dressing them for the World Cup, so they are already winners in my (fashion) book.

15 wesley sneijder

Wesley Sneijder, Midfielder, The Netherlands

With eyes like these, who cares what his chest tattoo says!

16 critiano ronaldo topless

Cristiano Ronaldo, Forward, Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, CRISTIANO RONALDO.

17 Aleksandr Kerzhakov

Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Forward, Russia

Who’ handsome? This guy!

Luiz Adriano, Gerard Pique

Gerard Piqué, Defender, Spain

This guy has a son with Shakira. If ever I’ll make a post about hot dads he’ll definitely be there with David Beckham.

19 cesc fabregas

Cesc Fàbregas, Midfielder, Spain

Seriously, someone must petition that footballers must have an obligatory #aftershower selfies.

20 sergio ramos

Sergio Ramos, Defender, Spain

Italy has a rival when it comes to the “Hottest Football Team” title because Spain has a lot of eye candy on their team, especially when shirtless.

Are you excited for the World Cup 2014? Are there some hot players missing on this list? Share it below!