Beard World Cup Groups C & D

Groups A & B
Groups C & D
Groups E & F
Groups G & H
Second Round
Quarter Finals
Semi Final
Final

Group C

Qualify:
Greece
Ivory Coast

Out:
Colombia
Japan

Greece

Pre-tournament favourites Greece coast through their group starting each game with a majority of bearded players. The beards clearly supporting their defensive style, here’s Karnezis, Mitroglou, Kone, and Samaras showing off his beard control.
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Konstantinos Mitroglou
Panagiotis Kone
Samaras

Ivory Coast

African teams are generally described as big/strong/physical. Well, from a beard point of view this seems to be the case. Drogba’s beard got better game by game, backed up by Barry, Zokora & Gervinho.

Boubacar BARRY IC
Didier Zokora IC
Gervinho IC

 

Colombia

Almost a no-show from the Colombians, only token efforts from Aguilar and Martinez worth mentioning.
Aguilar colombia Jackson Martinez

 

Japan

A smattering of chin beards amongst the Japanese team, but too depressing to go to the bother of posting. Must try harder.

Group D

Qualify:
Italy
England

Out:
Costa Rica
Uruguay

Italy

The Italians always bring a strong and stylish bearded game and led by Pirlo make an almost unstoppable force. Here’s Pirlo, with Barzagli, De Rossi and Marchisio.
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Andrea Barzagli
FBL-WC-2014-ITA-PRESS
Claudio Marchisio

 

England

England scrape their way through thanks to their final group game and a rotation of players. The best was from the youngest player at the tournament, Luke Shaw. Lallana, Gerrard and Sturridge (just) were the best of the rest.
Luke ShawAdam LallanaSteven Gerrard Daniel Sturridge

 

Uruguay

Uruguay had something odd going on. The only two weird chin line beards in the tournament were Uruguayan, and I can’t really say I’m happy about them. Cavani and Arevalo wobviously exploiting top Uruguayan fashion. Maybe.
Cavani egidio-raul-arevalo

 

Costa Rica

So much for the surprise of the tournament, BeardWatch remains unmoved by these clean-shaven Central Americans.

 

 

 

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