Beard World Cup Groups G & H

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

Group G

Qualify:
USA
Portugal

Out:
Germany
Ghana

USA

So the Americans are finally getting into football? Bring them on I say! American sports have a great tradition of beards and appear to be bringing it with them. Former Beard of the Month winner Tim Howard has got the beard back, and Jones, Beckerman and Beasley look good too.
Jermaine JonesUSA Training & Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World CupFBL-WC-2014-USA-PRESSER

 

Portugal

Raul Meireles has seriously upped the beardy stakes with one of the longest, thickest beards I’ve seen on a football pitch. Almeida’s moustache, while commendable, is possibly ill-advised, but Neto and Vierinha provide adequate backup.
AlmeidaLuis NetoVIEIRINHA

 

 

Germany

“Never underestimate the Germans at a World Cup”. Unless it’s a Beard World Cup, in which case you probably can. Most Germans a picture of clean-shaven efficiency apart from Khedira and Hummels.
KhediraGermany's national soccer team player Hummels addresses a news conference in the village of Santo Andre

 

Ghana

Kevin Prince-Boateng is often the centre of some controversy or other, and his goatee possibly counts as controversial. Unfortunately that’s as good as it gets for the Ghanaian team. Essien sports a more orthodox but less interesting goatee.
Prince-BoatengEssien

 

Group H

Qualify:
Belgium
Algeria

Out:
Russia
South Korea

Belgium

The ‘dark horses’. The future stars. The ‘hipster team’ to support. Apparently. Either way, they’re a pretty strong team. Anthony Vanden Borre caused a stir on Twitter after just the briefest flash on the bench (not that kind of flash). Also, Defour, Mertens and Dembele.
Vanden BorreSteven DefourMoussa DembeleDries Mertens

 

Algeria

Algeria feature another impressively bearded goalkeeper. An excellent idea for that little bit of extra protection between the sticks. I haven’t been able to see much of this team in action, but this smattering of beards should stand them in good stead.
MbolhiFBL-WC-2014-ALG-TRAININGNabil GHILAS

FBL-WC-2014-FRIENDLY-ALG-ROM

 

Russia

When you think of Russia you think of long, cold nights, hard-driving snow and big burly men sipping vodka. These men may be numerous in Russia, but alas not in the Russian football team. The best I could do you was Zhirkov, and that’s not going to keep him warm is it?
Zhirkov

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Korea

The most offensively unbearded team I’ve ever seen. Had to include Jangwoo Park for comedy purposes as the very best his country could produce.
PARK Jongwoo

 

 

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