Sure, we watch the World Cup because it’s thrilling, but the sexy men in tight shirts don’t hurt, either. Make sure to stick around till the end of the match for these 14 jugadores—because that’s when the players strip off and trade jerseys.
1. Omar Gonzalez
Omar Gonzalez, USA
The big Mexican American defender is fierce on the field, but off the pitch, he cooks with TV chef Giada de Laurentiis and Instagrams his adorable pooch, Larry David.
2. Herculez Gomez
Herculez Gomez, USA
Outspoken striker Herculez loves scoring goals, Tijuana tacos and live-tweeting The Bachelor. Pro soccer stars: they’re just like us!
3. Rafael Marquez
Rafael Márquez, Mexico
The 34-year-old Mexico captain is a veteran leading a squad of youngsters. This is likely his last World Cup, but with those eyelashes, we’re sure he can find a post-football telenovela gig.
4. Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuaín, Argentina
Argentina’s other goal-scoring machine edges out his countryman, Lionel Messi, in a few key areas—like having the good sense to cut off the mullet. And then there’s the impeccable rear view…
5. Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sánchez, Chile
The adorable baby-faced chileno might look harmless, but on the field he terrorizes goaltenders and has even overshadowed his superstar Barça teammate, Neymar.
6. Walter Ayovi
Walter Ayovi, Ecuador
La Tri’s stalwart captain has steadied his team through a chaotic year that has included the death of star striker Christian Benitez—and he’s done it with that gorgeous smile on his face.
7. Diego Lugano
Diego Lugano, Uruguay
When he’s not captaining Los Charrúas, the Canario defender is a proud papi to Nicolás, Thiago and Bianca, proving that the only thing hotter than a soccer player with a baby is a shirtless soccer player with a baby.
8. Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso, Spain
What makes the Basque midfielder the secret weapon on two teams full of superstars—Real Madrid and La Furia Roja? He’s a stealth playmaker, an ironman (that blow to the chest from the Netherlands’ Nigel de Jong in the 2010 final looked like it hurt!) and also a dedicated dad. He’s everything.
9. Gerard Pique
Gerard Pique, Spain
Shakira’s man isn’t just an adorable-baby maker, he’s also a formidable 6’3” obstacle for opposing strikers trying to score on Spain.
10. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
CR9 is one of world soccer’s most polarizing players, but no one disputes two things: he’s an incandescent, incredible player to watch, and dear God does that Portuguese peacock look good in his undercrackers.
11. Neymar Junior
Neymar Junior, Brazil
The 22-year-old forward is a rising star! When he's not on the field, he's off doing cover shoots for Vogue Brazil, alongside the beautiful Gisele Bundchen.
12. Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez, Uruguay
There's one thing to be said about this controversial striker...he is undeniably skilled at scoring gooollssss! Suarez will be leading team Uruguay, who finished fourth in 2010, in the World Cup this year.
13. Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas, Spain
Fabregas plays alongside Gerard Pique and was also featured in Shakira's music video for her World Cup song, "La La La (Brazil 2014)." Keeping up that Pique connection!
14. Sergio Aguero
Sergio Agüero, Argentina
The 26-year-old striker is not only Lionel Messi's teammate -- the two will also reportedly be rooming together during the World Cup.