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  • Cristiano Ronaldo looks on during a training session ahead of their 2014 World Cup soccer match against the U.S., at Arena da Amazonia stadium in Manaus June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
  • Croatia's Danijel Pranjic eyes the ball during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
  • France's national soccer team player Paul Pogba attends a news conference, ahead of the 2014 World Cup, at the theatre Pedro II in Ribeirao Preto June 10, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
  • Brazil's Neymar looks down during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
  • Raul Meireles grabs the ball during a training session of Portugal in Campinas, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Portugal plays in group G of the Brazil 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
  • Belgium's Marouane Fellaini, left, challenges Russia's Alexander Samedov during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
  • Bosnian national soccer player Ermin Bicakcic poses for a picture during a photo session in Sarajevo May 24, 2014. The Bosnian squad will face Argentina, Iran and Nigeria in Group F of the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil. Picture taken May 24, 2014. REUTERS
  • United States' Kyle Beckerman struggles to head the ball during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo)
  • Arturo Vidal, left, of Chile, celebrates with his teammate during the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Juventus and Olympic Lyon at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Thursday, April 10. (AP Photo)
  • Ivory Coast's Geoffroy Serey Die cries during the playing of his national anthem before the 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Colombia at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia, June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

World Class Football, World Class Coiffures

Published June 23, 2014

It takes a lot to be World Cup footballer. Years of aerobic training, long hours of honing skills, plenty of time doing weight workouts, endless strategy sessions. And don't forget plenty of time at the hair dresser. Portuguese superstar Christiano Ronaldo drew plenty of inquiries Sunday with his finely etched sidewall hair-do. But he's certainly not the only player in Brazil making a fashion statement on the top of his head. Here's a look at some others (and if you see others that should be included, tweet them to #VOAfootball)


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