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Sexy football: World Cup hunks

By Maureen Coleman

Published 08/06/2010

11.Kaka (Brazil):
He's so good he doesn't need a surname. Started playing football at eight and is still fresh-faced at 28.
10. David Villa (Spain):
Villa is the man to score — and to score with. He bagged most goals in the 2008 Euro Championship.
9. Fabio Cannavaro (Italy):
World Cup veteran Fabio Cannvaro at 36 may be the oldest in the team, but the ex-Juventus star is still one of the fittest.
8.Lucas Neill (Australia):
The dishy defender from Down Under (of Ulster descent) is versatile when it comes to positions. He plays centre back too.
7. Steven Gerrard (England):
The sexy Scouser is the jewel in England's crown — and he ain't half bad looking either.
6.Dennis Aogo (Germany):
The new kid on the block of Nigerian descent. Chose to play for Germany, but we’ll forgive him because he's cute.
5. Iker Casillas (Spain):
The gorgeous 29-year-old is obviously good with his hands and in the absence of Germany's Michael Ballack, out with injury, is my fantasy team captain.
4.Roque Santa Cruz (Paraguay):
A striking South American who is now with Manchester City.
3. Gerard Pique (Spain):
Another hot and spicy Spaniard, the 23-year-old Barcelona star is definitely one to watch.
2. Cesc Fabregas (Spain):
The 23-year-old Arsenal man may be at the centre of a transfer saga this summer, but there's no doubting his hunky credentials.
1.Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal):
Ronaldo has admitted that Portugal are not among the favourites for the World Cup, but he will certainly be a favourite among the girls.

Wonder why it’s called sexy football? With the big kick-off just days away we give the ladies 11 reasons why they should watch the World Cup.

It's that time again when World Cup football takes over our television viewing for a marvellous month.And it's not just the men getting in on the action, as a record number of female fans are expected to watch the tournament in South Africa.

If (like me) you can explain the offside rule, know your Buffons from your Ballacks and are genuinely interested in the play as opposed to the players, then you'll be glued to the box for four exciting weeks.

But don't despair if footie's not your thing. They don't call it the “beautiful game” for nothing. So here are 11 good reasons why women should tune in, grab a beer, sit back and enjoy.

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