One of the selling points of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is the salad bowl of countries and ethnic groups who represent the dozens of cultures.
Another perk, however, is delighting in the creative ways players coif their hair in the heat and humidity of Brazil.
Here are 11 of craziest hairstyles and haircuts at the World Cup.
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, is no Samson. He recently revealed he does not gain his strength through his hair when he showed up to practice with a new "mohawk" haircut. He is saving his strength for the big match against Team USA on Thursday.
The 26-year-old Belgian plays for English club Manchester United. On Tuesday, he scored the first goal for Belgium in their 2-1 victory against Algeria, minutes after coming off the bench in the second half.
Arturo Vidal, 27, was a key player who supported the 2-0 upset victory against Spain on Wednesday. He plays for Italian team Juventus.
Raul Meireles, 31, of Portugal plays for Turkish club Fenerbahce. In addition to his bushy beard and arms covered in tattoos, Meireles also sports a full-length tattoo on his right leg. His right stem includes a panorama of three women, a rose on his knee, a pocket watch, a microphone and musical notes.
Paul Pogba, 21, plays for Italian club Juventus. His French teammates advised him to stay calm, the BBC reported, after an incident while his team played Honduras on Sunday. He received a yellow card after reacting to a provocation by Honduran player Wilson Palacios. In the end, France won 3-0.
France's forward Olivier Giroud, 27, plays for English club Arsenal. He has some of the best hair at this tournament.
Italy's Mario Balotelli, 23, runs during a training session at "Portobello Resort" on June 16 ahead of his team's game against Costa Rica on Friday.
Kyle Beckerman, 32, is from Crofton, Maryland. He skipped college to play in Major League Soccer, eventually becoming captain of Real Salt Lake. Though he has a long list of international experience, he's playing in his first World Cup.
Sereso Geoffroy Gonzaroua Die, 29, is known as Serey Die. He plays for Swiss club FC Basel.
David Luiz Moreira Marinho, 27, known simply as David Luiz, is vice-captain for Brazil's national team. He will play for French club Paris Saint-Germain this upcoming season after leaving Chelsea.
Bacary Sagna, 31, played for English club Arsenal this past season, but will join Manchester City later this summer.
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