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20 "WTF Were You Thinking" World Cup Hairstyles Of All Time

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During the World Cup, we get to admire some of the most memorable moments making football history

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No doubt as a professional footballer, making the cut into the World Cup takes some level of finesse and skill. But it seems to take more than just playing well in order to stand out in the field.

Perhaps, it requires sporting an interesting hairstyle? We'll let you be the judge of that.

Here are some of the most unusual hairstyles in all of World Cup history:

1. Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior

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Age: 26

Country: Brazil

Position: Forward

World Cup year: 2014 and 2018

2. Taribo West

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Age: 44

Country: Nigeria

Position: Defender

World Cup year: 1998 and 2002

3. Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima

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Age: 41

Country: Brazil

Position: Striker

World Cup year: 1998, 2002, and 2006

4. Abel Luís da Silva Costa Xavier

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Age: 46

Country: Portugal

Position: Defender

World Cup year: 1994 and 2002

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5. Marouane Fellaini

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Age: 30

Country: Belgian

Position: Defender

World Cup years: 2014 and 2018

6. Paul Pogba

Age: 25

Country: France

Position: Midfielder

World Cup year: 2014 and 2018

7. Rodrigo Palacio

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Age: 36

Country: Argentina

Position: Forward

World Cup year: 2014

8. Marek Hamšík

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Age: 30

Country: Italy

Position: Midfielder

World Cup year: 2010

9. Djibril Cisse

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Age: 36

Country: France

Position: Forward

World Cup year: 2010

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10. Christian Ziege

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Age: 46

Country: Germany

Position: Left back

World Cup years: 1998 and 2002

11. José René Higuita Zapata

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Age: 51

Country: Columbia

Position: Goalkeeper

World Cup year: 1990

José is known for his famous scorpion kick which saved a goal in 1995. With that hairstyle, it's no wonder he could pull moves like that :p

12. Karl Fredrik Ljungberg (Freddie)

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Age: 41

Country: France

Position: Winger

World Cup year: 2002 and 2006

13. Gervais Lombe Yao Kouassi (Gervinho)

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Age: 31

Country: Anyama, Ivory coast

Position: Forward

World Cup year: 2010 and 2014

14. Carlos Valderrama

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Age: 56

Country: Columbia

Position: Midfielder

World Cup year: 1990

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Carlos and his wife prove that love and afros are all you need.

15. Joseph John Cole (Joe Cole)

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Age: 36

Country: United Kingdom

Position: Midfielder

World Cup year: 2002, 2006, and 2010

16. Javier Margas

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Age: 49

Country: Chile

Position: Defender

World Cup year: 1998

17. José Luis Perlaza

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Age: 36

Country: Ecuador

Position: Centre Back

World Cup year: 2006

18. Alexi Lalas

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Age: 48

Country: United States

Position: Centre Back

World Cup year: 1994 and 1998

19. Roberto Baggio

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Age: 51

Country: Italy

Position: Centre Back

World Cup year: 1990, 1994, and 1998

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20. Giovanni Pablo Simeone Baldini

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Age: 23

Country: Argentina

Position: Striker

World Cup year: 2015 (under 20)

Although, he technically didn't play in the World Cup, his hairstyle was too good to not include into this list.

Have you seen any other unique hairstyles from World Cup players? Let us know in the comments section below!

Some players have more than just their hairstyles going for them:

One thing to admire this World Cup has definitely got to be the Japanese:

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