Now that squads have been announced, we can look more closely into the hotness of the individual teams. I mean, that’s what we’re here for, right? For each team, I’ll talk a bit about the squad, then highlight ten hotties (trying to be attentive to many types of hotness), doing my best to split them evenly amongst the field.
Croatia is everyone’s favorite dark horse candidate…and with names on the team roster like Modric, Rakitic, Kovacic, Mandzukic, and Perisic, it’s not hard to see why. However, while the starting 11 has a ton of talent and experience, the bench is a little young. Will this provide much needed energy or will the lack of experience rear its head?
(considering what happened Thursday, clearly whatever they’re doing is working)
Team Nickname: Vatreni (The Blazers) Fan Chant: Hrvatska! (clap clap clap) Hrvatska! (clap clap clap)
Dominik Livakovic, #1 (home club: Dinamo)
Danijel Subasic, #23 (home club: Monaco)
Lovre Kalinic, #12 (home club: Gent)
A lanky, gorgeous duty who’s not afraid to get dirty.
Duje Caleta-Car, #15 (home club: Red Bull Salzburg)
Domagoj Vida, #21 (home club: Besiktas)
Sime Vrsaljko, #2 (home club: Atletico Madrid)
Aren’t you tempted to run your fingers through that hair?
Ivan Strinic, #3 (home club: Sampdoria)
Super hot dad vibes
Vedran Corluka, #5 (home club: Lokomotiv Moscow)
Get yourself a man with a doge
Dejan Lovren, #6 (home club: Liverpool)
If you insist, Dejan, I will choose love.
Tin Jedvaj, #13 (home club: Bayer Leverkusen)
Call me crazy but it seems like finely-feature fellas with floppy are are pretty popular these days.
Josip Pivaric, #22 (home club: Dynamo Kiev)
Tin can take you out to all the hot restaurants.
Luka Modric, #10 (home club: Real Madrid)
Ivan Rakitic, #7 (home club: Barcelona)
Milan Badelj, #19 (home club: Fiorentina)
Marcelo Brozovic, #11 (home club: Inter)
Mateo Kovacic, #8 (home club: Real Madrid)
That dark hair/blue eyes combo is pretty killer sometimes.
Filip Bradaric, #14 (home club: Rijeka)
It was hard to find sexy pictures on Filip’s Insta account because it’s filled with his dogs and his family. That’s a whole different kind of sexy.
Mario Mandzukic, #17 (home club: Juventus)
Ivan Perisic, #4 (home club: Inter)
Nikola Kalinic, #16 (home club: Milan)
Marko Pjaca, #20 (home club: Schalke)
Ante Rebic, #18 (home club: Eintracht)
Andrej Kramaric, #9 (home club: Hoffenheim)
Serving some “That cute kid from high school grew up” Realness.