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Nate Jones
June 22, 2014 10:40 AM

If there’s one thing we love about the World Cup, it’s spontaneous displays of patriotism when the U.S. wins a match.

But if there are two things we love about the World Cup, it’s spontaneous displays of patriotism and the image of handsome, athletic men celebrating their sporting accomplishments with sweaty displays of physical affection.

Luckily, many of the players in the World Cup come from countries where there isn’t a stigma against male friends exchanging emotional PDA. We’ve collected the 13 best images of such displays from the first week of the World Cup, because isn’t it obvious?

Tim Cahill (left) and Mark Milligan of Australia
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“We lost. Comfort me, brother.”
“We still have great abs.”

Johan Djourou (left) and and Gelson Fernandes of Switzerland
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“No, don’t squeeze like that.”

Clint Dempsey (left) and Aron Johannsson of the U.S.
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“You can let go now. We’ve hugged long enough.”

Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong (back) and teammate
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“Yes, I know I’m great. You can hug me as long as you want.”

Clint Dempsey (right) and teammate of the U.S.
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“No, a little to the right.”
“Here good?”
“Yes. You really do give the best scalp massages.”

Hector Moreno of Mexico (left) and Bernard of Brazil
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“Though your team just beat mine, I’m glad we could put aside our differences and share this awkward hug together.”

Javier Aquino (left) and Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico
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“You’re the best goalie in the world. I’m not just saying that.”
“I know.”

Ivan Perisic (left) and Mario Mandzukic of Croatia
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“I know I said I would carry the team, but this is ridiculous.”

Daniele De Rossi (left) and Claudio Marchisio of Italy
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“Come with me! Together we shall run like the wind.”
“Will we score many goals?”
“We will score every goal.”

Tim Howard (left) and Kyle Beckerman of the U.S.
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“We are the best!

Tim Cahill (back) and Justin Davidson of Australia
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“You’re doing great, but if you put some more of your back into it, I think I could get even higher!”

Serge Aurier (left) and Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro of the Ivory Coast
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“You didn’t think you could pull off orange, but you did! I’m so proud of you!”

Marcos Rojo (left) and Ezequiel Garay of Argentina
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“I’m so happy I could cry!”
“I know. There, there. Just let it out.”

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