You know what they say, when in doubt go for the ‘David Beckham’. Footballers have always had a thing for unique hairstyles and over the years we have seen a lot of them, some awesome others not. I understand the craze-everyone wants to look their best at some of the biggest competitions in the world, and what bigger than the Fifa World Cup. The quadrennial event garners billions in viewership across the world, last time reaching nearly half the world population!
With the 2018 iteration of the World Cup going on in Russia, let’s check out the hairstyle of some of the biggest names in the game:
If anything can match Cristiano Ronaldo’s on-field antics it’s his impeccable sense of style. He is very meticulous when it comes to hairstyles and periodically change them, especially when big competitions are in the horizon.
For the 2018 World Cup though, Ronaldo has gone for a modest short hairstyle with Undercut and a light Goatee. Of course, being a very vocal Footballer we all know this is a ‘GOAT- Greatest Of All Time’ reference and he even flaunted it during the goal celebration against Spain in Portugal’s first game.
In the current generation, Neymar is probably the go-to name for most people as far as hairstyles are concerned. He has a long list of hairstyles under his cap and for the World Cup, surprisingly, the Brazilian has already had two.
For the first game against Switzerland, Neymar had a flashy blond perm with skin fade. His game was flashy too but unlike the hair, didn’t seem to work. He failed to score and Brazil was made to adjust with a disappointing draw. For the second game against Costa Rica however, Neymar cut off his hair quite a bit for reasons unknown. Well, all seem to work out for him the end and he got his name up on the scorecard, and Brazil got their first win this WC.
If not Cristiano, then Messi (and vice Versa). The only reason why he is third on this list is because Messi isn’t one who routinely experiment with the hair. The Argentine likes to keep his hair short and practical, preferably with a beard.
For the WC 2018, Messi has gone for a professional Combover with a mild Fade. He has paired the style with a full beard and moustache.
Paulo Dybala is another Argentine Footballer who is yet to make his mark in this World Cup. Along with his skills in the beautiful game, Dybala is known for his boyish charm and easily stands out on the ground.
For the 2018 World Cup, Dybala has got a hairstyle which is a variation of the one which he had for years. This is a combover with a high-place hard part and light undercut.
Belgium is having an awesome run at this year’s world cup, scoring 8 goals in two games, bothas the winning side. A quarter of the goals were scored by Chelsea-man Eden Hazard.
Eden loves short hair and has had them for most of his professional career. For the World Cup 2018, he sports a Buzz cut with medium fade and light beard.
All is not well for James Rodríguez at this year’s World Cup. The Coumbian was forced to sit on the bench for most of their first game against Japan due to a Calf Injury and if that was not all, they were defeated courtesy of a red card in the early minutes of the game.
The 2014 World cup star has a long quiff and undercut for this year’s iteration of the competition.
Already one of the top scorers in the league, Harry Kane had a game winning braze in England’s first match against Tunisia and repeated his goal scoring ways with a hatrick in the second game against Panama.
The English captain has a very professional slick-back hairstyle for the WC.
France has some of the biggest names in football right now but their two wins in this World Cup was anything but easy. Paul Pogba is one such name who failed to get his name in the sole three goals France has scored in Russia till now.
For the World Cup, the Manchester united forward has a short textured crop with patterns on the side.
Of the three goals we mentioned above, one came from this Atletico Madrid man. Truth be told, I like Griezmann with long hair but for the world cup he has gone for a regular buzz cut.
So which of these hairstyles do you like? Comment below