Photos: Hottest players of World Cup 2014 0 Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 25 Shaun Botterill LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Jerome Boateng of Bayern Muenchen celebrates after winning the UEFA Champions League final match against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) 2 / 25 George Frey SANDY, UT - SEPTEMBER 1: Kyle Beckerman #5 of Real Salt Lake kicks the ball during a game against DC United during the first half of an MLS soccer game September 1, 2012 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.(Photo by George Frey/Getty Images) 3 / 25 Steve Haag DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 06: Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama of Nigeria in action during the 2013 African Cup of Nations Semi-Final match between Mali and Nigeria at Moses Mahbida Stadium on February 06, 2013 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Getty Images) 4 / 25 Abelimages TORONTO, CANADA - MARCH 9: Graham Zusi #8 of Sporting Kansas City controls the ball against Toronto FC during MLS action at the Rogers Centre March 9, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images) 5 / 25 David Ramos BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 10: Ezequiel Lavezzi of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between Barcelona and Paris St Germain at Nou Camp on April 10, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) 6 / 25 Otto Greule Jr SEATTLE, WA - JULY 11: Rafael Marquez Lugo #11 of Mexico follows the play against Canada at CenturyLink Field on July 11, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) 7 / 25 Giuseppe Bellini NAPLES, ITALY - AUGUST 09: Ezequiel Garay of Benfca in action during the pre-season friendly match between SSC Napoli and SL Benfica at Stadio San Paolo on August 9, 2013 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images) 8 / 25 Chung Sung-Jun CHEONAN, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 15: Son Heung-Min of South Korea in action during the international friendly match between South Korea and Mali at Cheonan Baekseok Stadium on October 15, 2013 in Cheonan, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) 9 / 25 Clive Brunskill LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 15: Glen Johnson of England looks on prior to the international friendly match between England and Chile at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) 10 / 25 Buda Mendes Oscar of Brazil runs with the ball during the International Friendly Match between Brazil and Serbia at Morumbi Stadium on June 06, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images) 11 / 25 David Ramos LANDOVER, MD - JUNE 07: David Villa of Spain celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during an international friendly match between El Salvador and Spain at FedExField on June 7, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) 12 / 25 Dean Mouhtaropoulos RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 08: Robin van Persie speaks to the media during the Netherlands Press Conference at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil held at the Estadio Jose Bastos Padilha Gavea on June 8, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) 13 / 25 Martin Rose SANTO ANDRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 10: Lukas Podolski stretches during the German National team training session at Campo Bahia on June 10, 2014 in Santo Andre, Brazil. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images) 14 / 25 David Ramos CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 10: Iker Casillas of Spain looks on during a Spain training session at the Centro de Entrenamiento do Caju on June 10, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) 15 / 25 Buda Mendes SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 11: Neymar of Brazil looks on during a Brazil training session ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil opening match against Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 11, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images) 16 / 25 Kevin C. Cox SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 11: Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the United States runs drills during their training session at Sao Paulo FC on June 11, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) 17 / 25 Manuel Queimadelos Alonso ELCHE, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 24: Helder Postiga of Valencia reacts as he fails to score during the La Liga match between Elche FC and Valencia CF at Manuel Martinez Valero on November 24, 2013 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images) 18 / 25 Paolo Bruno ROME, ITALY - JANUARY 25: Claudio Marchisio of Juventus greets the fans during the Serie A match between S.S. Lazio and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico on January 25, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images) 19 / 25 Paul Gilham LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain of Arsenal in action during the FA Cup Quarter-Final match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on March 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images) 20 / 25 Michael Regan MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Yaya Toure of Manchester City celebrates scoring his hat trick during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Fulham at Etihad Stadium on March 22, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) 21 / 25 Alex Livesey MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 16: Joe Hart of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Etihad Stadium on April 16, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) 22 / 25 Jamie McDonald LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates as he scores their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 28, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images) 23 / 25 David Ramos BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 03: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF at Nou Camp on May 3, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) 24 / 25 Giuseppe Bellini ROME, ITALY - MAY 03: Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli celebrates the victory of the TIM Cup after the TIM Cup final match between ACF Fiorentina and SSC Napoli at Olimpico Stadium on May 3, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images) 25 / 25 David Ramos BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 14: Luis Suarez of Liverpool faces the media during the presentation as new Ambassador for 888poker on May 14, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) View Comments 0 Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.