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WASHINGTON POST COMPLIES A LIST OF THE HOTTEST WC PLAYERS

Yes its that time again



Oguchi Onyewu

At 6-foot-4, Oguchi Onyewu was a mighty figure for the United States on the pitch, but he's made a stand off it as well. In 2009, he sued an Anderlecht player over an alleged racial insult made during a match. "A great many lesser known African players don't have the stature to publicly denounce the insult they suffer on the pitch," Onyewu's lawyer said. "With Oguchi, it is different."

Yoann PRINCE LASHES CHARMING Gourcuff

French fans were outraged when midfielder Yoann Gourcuff, seen here in 2008, was dismissed during the team's match against South Africa for elbowing another player in the head. "I didn't know that he was behind me," the 23-year-old said, but wouldn't complain about the call.


Tim Cahil

Australia's Tim Cahill nearly had his World Cup run cut very short. He broke down in tears after getting a red card in Austrialia's opening defeat against Germany, believing it would mean a two-game suspension and the end of his World Cup experience. FIFA decided it only warranted a one-game suspension, and Cahill was back on the pitch against Serbia.

David Villa

Spanish forward David Villa is among the 10 nominees for FIFA's World Cup Golden Ball award, no doubt partly thanks to his versatility. A childhood accident left his best foot -- his right -- in a cast, giving him time to improve on his weaker foot. That flexibility will make Villa dangerous in the final.

Crispy (so surpriseddd)

Portugal's heartthrob Cristiano Ronaldo announced this week that he's the father of a baby boy. "As agreed with the baby's mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship," he said in a statement.

Kaka

Days after Brazil's 2-1 loss to the Dutch, the team doctor said star midfielder Kaka, shown here in 2009, was never fully fit to play in the World Cup, having not fully recovered from his injuries.

Robin van Persie

Dutch striker Robin van Persie said he's desperate to win this year's World Cup, but isn't letting himself get wrapped up in the spectacle of it all. "Now I have this tunnel vision, and you just do what you have to do," he said.

Carlos Boca

Carlos Bocanegra, left, has been a staple of the American squad since 2003. At 31, the Californian-born team captain isn't likely to return for the next World Cup.

Fabio Cannavaro

Team captain Fabio Cannavaro led Italy to their 2006 World Cup championship, but couldn't repeat that success this year.

Pedro Rodriguez

Spanish forward Pedro Rodriguez had mixed luck during the semifinal round of the World Cup: Spain won 1-0 over Germany to advance to the finals, but not before thieves stole more than $2,000 from Rodriguez's and Sergio Busquets' hotel rooms.

Xabi Alonso

Midfielder Xabi Alonso, right, and his long-range passing will be key for Spain in the World Cup final. Alonso is quick to brush off suggestions that Spain is the favorite going into the final, though, saying that England's loss proves no team can take any match for granted.

Francesco Totti

Italian striker Francesco Totti had officially retired in 2007, after helping Italy win the 2006 World Cup. In late 2009, Totti suggested he might be willing to come back for another World Cup, but he wasn't named to the team.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/07/09/GA2010070903322.html

SO WHO IS MISSING, YOUR FAVE, OR SHOULDN'T BE ON THE LIST?
Tags: carlos bocanegra, fabio capello, francesco totti, kaká, pedro rodriguez, xabi alonso
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