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Teams: Portugal and Real Madrid
Three-time winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or (an annual association award given to the world’s best male player) Ronaldo is currently the highest-paid soccer star. His chiseled features have helped land him a bevy of campaigns—including Emporio Armani—and stunning supermodel girlfriends such as Irina Shayk.
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Teams: Wales and Real Madrid
With his baby blue eyes and rugged features, Bale is one of the few men who can successfully pull off a man-bun.
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Team: Germany and Borussia Dortmund
The German defender is a 2014 World Cup winner, 3 x German champion, Hugo Boss brand ambassador and currently holds the winning title for our “tall, dark, and handsome” award.
Team: Italy and Torino
The Italian striker (who made his Euro Cup debut this year) is praised for his ability to chase after the ball—while our hearts chase after him.
Team: France and Bayern Munich
The 20-year-old is known for experimenting with unique (and sometimes bizarre) hairstyles with his soft, gravity-defying curls. We’re not complaining.
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Team: Belgium and Chelsea
It seems like Hazard inherited more than just good looks from his parents. The Belgian attacker’s mother and father were both footballers who encouraged him (and his three brothers) to pursue the sport. A round of applause for mom and dad, please.
Soccer players are touted as some of the most attractive athletes in the world, and with their athletic prowess and toned physiques, it’s not hard to see why. The Euro Cup 2016 Quarter Finals kick off in France today, so it’s going to be hard to escape the accompanying football fever. Here are seven good looking reasons to tune into the upcoming matches. Trust us, you’ll be glued to your television screen—whether you like the sport or not.
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