by John Boone | Wed., Jun. 25, 2014 10:23 AM
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And then there were eight. As another round comes and goes in our World Cup's Hottest Player tournament, we must say goodbye to these handsome men: Algeria's Liassine Cadamuro, who beat out USA's Kyle Beckerman in round one. The last remaining blonde in competition, Joe Hart from England. And our dear, dear Mats Hummels from Germany, who could not defeat Olivier Giroud from France. You'll always be hot in our heart, Mats!
As we enter round three, the one to watch, per usual, is Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, who will take on Chile's Mauricio Pinilla for a spot in the Final Four. But that might not be as easy as it seems: Though he ultimately came out victorious, Cristiano vs. Russia's Aleksandr Kerzhakov was the closest battle of round two (50.50 percent to 49.50 percent). How will he fair this time around?
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Come back tomorrow to see if your favorite footballer made it to the fourth round!
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