17 Men of Color Who’ll Make You Want to Watch the World Cup in High-Def

Even if you didn’t think you cared about soccer, these athletes might get you to tune in. They’re all winning when it comes to their looks. 

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Whether or not you’re a fan of soccer, there are some key players in the 2014 FIFA World Cup you might want to keep your eyes on. Whether making goals or on the sidelines, these soccer hotties will keep you on the edge of your seat. Get to know them: 

1. Glen Johnson, England

Place of birth: Greenwich, London
Position: Defender/right back
Height: 6 feet
Date of birth and zodiac sign: Aug. 23, 1984; Virgo

Born “Glen Stephens”—he was named after former England midfielder Glenn Hoddle—Johnson took his mother’s surname after his parents’ separation. In 2007 Johnson, along with Sam Taylor, a former West Ham United player, set up the Glen Johnson Soccer School in Dartford, Kent, where he grew up. One of his students plays with West Ham United.

2. Mathis Bolly, Ivory Coast

Place of birth: Oslo, Norway
Position: Midfielder
Height: 6 feet 1
Date of birth and zodiac sign: Nov. 14, 1990; Scorpio

Bolly is said to be more than 40 meters faster than the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt.

3. Yaya Touré, Ivory Coast