Melissa’s Blog

Melissa’s Blog

Melissa’s Blog

NORWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road on December 11, 2021 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The World Cup is a world wide obsession. According to Wiki, “The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world, as well as the most widely viewed and followed single sporting event in the world.”

If you’re a die hard World Cup fan dying to know who wins the prestigious title and who gets the trophy and millions in prize money, this post is NOT for you. This post is more for the casual fan who may or not really care who wins. More so, they’re watching because maybe their partner or family members are watching and they just want to blend in. It is a more superficial post but let’s be honest, who cares? We want to have some fun with this world wide phenomenon.

So let’s dive in. We took a poll on our GetUp Crew Facebook page asking our listeners who the hottest soccer (sorry futbol) players are in the World Cup. They don’t still have to be in it, just players who qualified. This is who YOU came up with and we’ve added a few for good measure. Happy scrolling and GO TEAM USA!

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    A NO BRAINER! When you think futbol, you automatically think Cristiano. He’s one of the sexiest players in the world. He currently plays for Portugal.

  • Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior

    Known as one of the best players in the world, Neymar plays for Brazil.

    Neymar Jr. Official

    Neymar Jr. Official

  • Ben White

    Ben White is an English futbol player who plays as a defender for Premier League club Arsenal and the England national team.

    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal - Premier League

    WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Ben White of Arsenal celebrates following their side’s victory in the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 10, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

  • Rodrigo de Paul

    Rodrigo de Paul is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for La Liga club Atlético Madrid and the Argentina national football team.

    Argentina v Ecuador: Quarterfinal - Copa America Brazil 2021

    GOIANIA, BRAZIL – JULY 03: Rodrigo De Paul of Argentina celebrates after scoring the first goal of his team during a quarter-final match of Copa America Brazil 2021 between Argentina and Ecuador at Estadio Olimpico on July 03, 2021 in Goiania, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

  • Karim Benzema

    Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for and captains La Liga club Real Madrid, and the France national team.

    Real Madrid CF | Real Madrid CF Oficial Website

    Official Real Madrid channel. All the Real Madrid information with news, players, ticket sales, member services and club information.

  • Leonardo Bonucci

    Leonardo Bonucci Cavaliere OMRI is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back and captains both Serie A club Juventus and the Italy national team.

    Germany v Italy - Quarter Final: UEFA Euro 2016

    BORDEAUX, FRANCE – JULY 02: Leonardo Bonucci of Italy celebrates scoring his team’s first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA EURO 2016 quarter final match between Germany and Italy at Stade Matmut Atlantique on July 2, 2016 in Bordeaux, France. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

  • Richarlison de Andrade

    Known mononymously as Richarlison, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Brazil national team.

    Everton v Manchester United - Premier League

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: Richarlison of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on April 09, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

  • DeAndre Yedlin

    DeAndre Roselle Yedlin is an American professional soccer player who plays for Major League Soccer club Inter Miami and the United States national team.

    Trinidad & Tobago v United States - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier

    COMMERCE CITY, CO – JUNE 08: DeAndre Yedlin #2 of the U.S. National Team celebrates setting up the first goal in the second half against Trinidad & Tabago during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on June 8, 2017 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

  • Olivier Giroud

    Olivier Jonathan Giroud is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club AC Milan and the France national team.

    FC Internazionale v AC Milan - Serie A

    MILAN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 05: Olivier Giroud of AC Milan celebrates after scoring their team’s second goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and AC Milan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on February 05, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

  • Fabian Schar

    Fabian Lukas Schär is a Swiss professional footballer who currently plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Newcastle United and the Switzerland national team

    Newcastle United v Cardiff City - Premier League

    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Fabian Schar of Newcastle United celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Cardiff City at St. James Park on January 19, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

  • Marcos Llorente

    Marcos Llorente Moreno is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or a right-back for La Liga club Atlético Madrid and the Spain national team.

    Atletico Madrid v Manchester City Quarter Final Leg Two - UEFA Champions League

    MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 13: Marcos Llorente of Atletico Madrid reacts after the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg Two match between Atletico Madrid and Manchester City at Wanda Metropolitano on April 13, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

  • Mathew Leckie

    Mathew Allan Leckie is an Australian footballer who plays for Melbourne City FC in the A-League and the Australian national team. 

    Australia v Lebanon

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 20: Matthew Leckie of Australia celebrates scoring a goal during the International Friendly Match between the Australian Socceroos and Lebanon at ANZ Stadium on November 20, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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