In case you haven't heard, the 2014 World Cup starts this Thursday, and FYI, soccer players are among the hottest athletes to grace this earth. Not to mention, many of them are incredibly stylish (and casually model on the side)! While we may not watch the World Cup for the sport itself, we will definitely tune in to check out the players on each team. Who doesn't enjoy watching buff shirtless men play the field?

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To pay homage to these men who have spent their entire lives conditioning their bodies to perfection, we compiled a list of the most attractive players in the 2014 World Cup. It was no easy task since the majority of the 736 players are particularly gifted in the looks department. However, twenty-five of these men prevailed. Behold, we give you the 25 gods of the soccer kingdom.

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