Top 10 Reasons Why Girls Should Watch the World Cup

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Top 10 Reasons Why Girls Should Watch the World Cup
With the 2010 Fifa World Cup starting this week, Hollyscoop is bringing you the top ten reasons you must turn your eyes to the field for the next month—we’re talking to you, ladies!

We know, we know—most games air at odd hours due to the fact that it takes place in South Africa. Combine that with the fact that each game lasts 90 minutes, and the rules may confuse you if you’re not a sports fan.

That being said, there are ten really good reasons you ladies should be watching the World Cup, and we’ve been nice enough to break them down for you!

10. Valon Behrami
Age 25
Current club: West Ham United
National Team: Switzerland
This bad boy stands out in a crowd with his bleach blond hair and tattoos. He's the Dennis Rodman of soccer! Behrami is the ultimate player because he’s an excellent runner, something he’s excelled at since childhood. Catch him onscreen if your eyes are quick enough!

9. Thierry Henry
Age 32
Current club: Barcelona
National Team: France
At the ripe age of 32, this very well may be the last World Cup for Thierry Henry. Reason enough to make the top ten! We hear the women love him not only for his good looks but for his French packaging. His nickname is “Anaconda”—need we explain more?!

8. Gonzalo Higuain
Age: 22
Current club: Real Madrid
National team: Argentina
There is a lot of hype over Higuain since he’s young hot, and has a long career ahead of him. This French-born player is affectionately called "Pipita" after his footballer father, who had the nickname "Pipa." Those are some big shoes to fill…and speaking of shoes, we wonder how big his feet are…

7. Gerard Pique
Age: 23
Current club: Barcelona
National Team: Spain
Although there are a lot of hot Spaniards on the team for Spain like Fernando Torres, Sergio Ramos, and Cesc Fabregas, Gerard Pique Bernabeu. Don’t be fooled by his baby face--he's tough on the field, which is a major turn on.

6. Rafael Marquez
Age: 31
Current Club: Barcelona
National Team: Mexico
He is the pride and joy of El Tri, but when he cheated on his ex-wife actress Adriana Lavat all the girls turned their backs on him. Thanks to his versatility which allows him to play in many positions such as right-back, center-back or defensive midfield, everyone was able to forgive him. We don’t condone his behavior off the field, but boy is he yummy to watch while he’s on it!

5. Gianluigi Buffon
Age 32
Current Club: Juventus
National Team: Italy
Gianluigi Buffon is arguably the best goalkeeper in the world. This will be Buffon’s 4th World Cup, and he has over 100 caps for the Azzurri. Sorry ladies, this Itailan Stallion has already been swooped up—he’s engaged to Czech model Alena Šeredová with whom he has two sons. Hey just cause he’s married doesn’t mean he’s buried! We can still stare...but can’t touch!

4. Kaka (Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite)
Age 28
Current Club: Real Madrid
National Team: Brazil
Don’t be turned off by the nickname--Kaka is one hot Brazilian piece of meat. Oh, he’s also an amazing player with great power and control. We’ll be honest! We know more for his Armani jeans modeling ads, but we’re psyched to see him in action as he plays for Brazil! And for all you Christian gals out there, Kaka has a deep love for Jesus. At the age of 18, Kaka suffered a career-threatening spinal fracture after a swimming pool accident, but remarkably made a full recovery. He attributes his recovery to God and has since tithed his income to his church. Don’t you just want to take him home to mom?!

3. Yoann Gourcuff
Age: 23
Current Club: Girondins de Bordeaux
National Team: France
This young soccer sensation is being called the new Zidane--pretty big compliment for a “football” player. We’ll be honest though…Yoann made it on our list more for his hotness than his ability. If Yoann ever takes a year off, he should think about hopping on a plane to LA to give modeling a shot.That chiseled face and striking eyes belong on a billboard STAT!

2. Benny Feilhaber
Age 25
Current Club: AGF Aarhus
National Team: United States
Landon Donovan who? All eyes will be on Benny Feilhaber as he hits the soccer field in South Africa playing for the United States! Benny was born in Rio de Janeiro but is as All-American as they come after studying at UCLA. Benny is one of the hottest boys in the game…look out Cristiano! We love calling this Brazilian boy toy one of our own—go team USA!

1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Age 25
Current Club: Real Madrid
National Team: Portugal
Whether you know him for his celeb hook-ups or his ability with a ball, you know him! Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked to both Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton this past year, but hey, at least he’s upgraded from the hookers he used to hang around with. We almost forget he’s the highest paid soccer player in the world because he’s always distracting us with his personal life! He’s the “face” of Armani, although our eyes tend to focus on a different region, and we’ve almost forgotton about poor David Beckham. Cristiano is our obvious #1 because he’s the whole package, from those sexy legs, rock-hard abs, Euro-trashy hair, and all-around sex appeal. Of all ten guys listed, only Ronoldo could hold our attention for all 90 minutes!
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