The Copa América, South America’s premier international fútbol tournament, is being held in Chile this year. Uruguay are the defending champs with Argentina favored to win – but let’s get down to the nitty gritty: who are hottest players to watch?
Javier Güemez – Mexico
Photo Credit: @zessmariin / Instagram
Guemez, a defensive midfielder, is a strapping young lad. At only 23-years-old, I’m sure we can expect to see his fetching profile and picture-perfect hair gracing the field for years to come.
Roque Santa Cruz – Paraguay
Photo Credit: @santaroque / Instagram
Santa Cruz, a forward, was voted “Sexiest Player at the 2006 World Cup” by Kicker magazine. Nearly a decade later, he’s STILL GOT IT. He’s got this haunting stare that could be intimidating if it weren’t for his adorable ears that stick out just so.
Mauricio Pinilla – Chile
Photo Credit: @pinigol9 / Instagram
HOLA MAURICIO. Chisme has it that in 2007, Pinilla was caught in a room with the wife of another player. The only thing that can truly be confirmed is that at 6’1”, Pinilla is a tall drink of GUAPO.
James Rodriguez – Colombia
Photo Credit: @jamesrodriguez10 / Instagram
Rodriguez, an attacking midfielder, is known for his “selfless nature” on the field – SIGH. At only 23 years old, he is considered one of the most talented, young players in the world. Best of all, he’s telenovela galán style handsome.
Sergio Agüero – Argentina
Photo Credit: @aguerosergiokun16 / Instagram
Agüero, a striker, is well known for his footwork, dribbling and incredible scoring record. He’s basically a goal-scoring machine, but have you taken a look at his devilish smile and how it makes his eyes sparkle? DAYUM!
Radamel Falcao – Colombia
Photo Credit: @falcao / Instagram
Falcao, a striker for the Colombian national team, has the ability to use both his feet (imagine what that means about his hands). The 29-year-old is sometimes referred to as “El Tigre.” Seriously?! And gorgeous? Let the swooning begin.
Leo Messi – Argentina
Photo Credit: @leomessi / Instagram
Messi is considered by many to be the best player in the world. His jaw-dropping footwork and breathtaking goals lead some people to say he is the best player EVAH. OF ALL TIME. Bonus: he’s got rugged good looks and a sexy new tattoo on his arm.
Neymar – Brazil
Photo Credit: @neymarjr / Instagram
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is known the world over as simply Neymar. He’s definitely flashy, but clearly there is substance behind the flash because the man delivers. And he’s freakin’ cute and stylish to boot! By the time he was 20, he had 100 goals to his name, so he knows how to score.
Ezequiel Lavezzi – Argentina
Photo Credit: @pocho22lavezzi / Instagram
Lavezzi, a forward is known in particular for his crazy fast feet, sharpness around the box (that’s what she said!) and hard-working style (AHEM). His nickname “El Pocho” seems to be in reference to some non-existent chubbiness. He’s dreamy and works the facial hair well.
Claudio Pizarro – Peru
Photo Credit: @pizarrinha / Instagram
Pizarro, a forward, has been a great scorer for his club team Bayern Munich. For Peru, not so much. Still, you can’t deny his striking good looks and the way his eyes crinkle when he smiles is just too much!
Rafael Marquez – Mexico
Photo Credit: @rafamarquezmx / Instagram
Marquez, one of the best defenders in Mexico’s history, has a reputation for playing a bit on the rough side. If you like a little ~physical~ play from handsome players, Marquez is your man!
Eduardo Herrera – Mexico
Photo Credit: @laloherrera15 / Instagram
Mexican striker Eduardo “Lalo” Herrera is tall, strong and down-to-earth. His club team is Pumas UNAM, which explains why he’ll make you purrrr. You can tell he’s worked hard in the gym and it looks good.
Willian – Brazil
Photo Credit: @willianborges88 / Instagram
Known by his first name, Willian Borges da Silva is a winger who has solid attacking and defensive skills. Off the field he needs to star in some toothpaste commercials because that smile of his is EVERYTHING!