Okay, we know you’re supposed to be watching the World Cup for the awesome soccer skills, but who can blame us for scouring the field for some eye candy? As you can probably guess, we’ve been watching both the Korean soccer team and Japanese soccer teams with particular interest….
Here is our short list of some of the hottest players!
REPUBLIC OF KOREA:
Son Heungmin: #9
He’s the adorable midfielder for the Korean team! At 21 years old, he’s already a force to be reckoned with! He currently plays for Bayer Leverkusen in Germany. Keep your eye on this guy…
Jung Sungryong: #1
This guy is a WALL! The 29 year old goalkeeper has already proved that he has the skills to keep his goal safe from opposing player’s attempts at scoring. He competed with South Korea when they went to the 2012 Olympics, helping his team achieve the Bronze medal!
Hong Jeongho: #20
This very talented defender from Jeju has competed on the Korean national team many times before, and has even been compared to legendary player, and current coach of Team Korea, Hong Myungbo. The 24 year old is the first center-back from Korea to be signed in Europe, claiming that title after he signed with FC Augsburg of German Bundesliga.
Yuya Osako: #18
Yuya, a forward for Team Japan, has competed in both the East Asian Cup and J. League Best Eleven back in Japan. He was signed to German second division club, 1860 Munich earlier this year in January. Good luck Yuya!
Yoichiro Kakitani: #11
A newby to the international scene, the 24 year old forward is considered a football prodigy. He is considered the most popular player in the J.League, and currently plays for Cerezo Osaka’s team in Japan.
The two teams are scheduled to play in matches this week!
Japan will play Colombia Tuesday, Jun 24th at 12:00pm (PST)
South Korea will play Belgium Thursday, Jun 26th at 1:00pm (PST)
Be sure to root for your favorites! Who do you think is a Fifa World Cup hottie??