You'll Get a Kick Out of This: The Most Fashionable Hairstyles of the World Cup
Valon Behrami of Switzerland sports a stylish dyed undercut during the team's matchup with Serbia on June 22 — and a little rain couldn't keep the footballer from smiling!
William Troost-Ekong of the Nigerian national team keeps things cool with a green streak through his hair during his match up against Iceland in the 2018 World Cup.
With the most-talked-about hair of the World Cup, Neymar’s style drew plenty of opinions on social media when the superstar Brazilian debuted it. Former soccer great Eric Cantona even snapped an Instagram pic of himself with actual spaghetti on his head.
It's bleached tips for Costa Rican defender Watson, who remembers waking at 3 a.m. as a kid to watch the "Ticos" play in Korea during the 2002 World Cup and dreaming of taking part in the tournament one day.
By far the most popular hairstyle of the World Cup has been variations on the high-and-tight do. For an example, see German midfielder Kroos' slicked-back-with-highlights cut.
When Croatian defender Vida unveiled a do reminiscent of Ukrainian Cossacks or China's Qing Dynasty, he got roasted on social media with what one Twitter user called "the worst haircut in World Cup history."
Witsel sports a throwback fro for Belgium. The 29-year-old, who last year moved his family China, where he'll play his twilight years, puts in hours of extra training to keep up with his teammates. "You have to have a winner's mentality," he recently told Reuters.
With his dye-tipped dreads, Torres stood out in the Panamanian defense. The heaviest player of the 2018 World Cup (218 lbs.), his show of emotion stirred TV audiences as the singing of his national anthem on June 18 marked Panama's first-ever World Cup match.
South Korean goalkeeper Hyun-woo may have hoped to distract his opponents with a perfectly coifed, dyed orange mohawk-esque look.
Is Panama's Godoy a fan of the A Team? The defender, who plays professionally for the San Jose Earthquakes, channeled Mr. T’s full, thick mohawk along with close-shaved facial hair.
With a shaved head and thick, pointed beard, midfielder and team captain Gunnarsson goes for a viking look as Iceland, the smallest country ever to take part in a World Cup, hopes to make its mark.
Australian Jedinak’s beard gives more of a stranded-on-a-deserted-island vibe.
Senegal forward Mané’s racing stripe points toward the goal, where he reliably puts the ball.
It's a good-luck thing, Portugal's Ronaldo says of the goatee he grew for the World Cup. But many believe he's trolling rival Lionel Messi, who recently appeared in Adidas ads with real goats along with the claim that the Argentine is the true G.O.A.T.
Defender Carrillo's newly dyed buzz adds a yellow glow to the Peruvian lineup. But it's his heart that's true gold: Carrillo raffled a ticket to see him play in Russia to fans who donated to the education of underprivileged children.
DAVID DE GEA
The last gasp of the man bun? Spanish goalie de Gea proudly sports the mini-bun atop a lanky 6-foot, 4-inch frame.