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If you want to make a hot man even hotter, put a beard on him.

It’s a proven fact that his hot points will skyrocket. Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling. All have rocked the beard from time to time, and all grew even hotter in the process.

Currently, the 2014 World Cup is taking place in Brazil, flooding the field with some of the hottest football stars the world has ever seen.

But some are hotter than others because of their fondness for facial hair. From the five o’clock shadow to the full beard, here are the 19 hottest bearded players in the World Cup:

In case that wasn’t enough eye candy for you from this quadrennial sporting bonanza, here’s a look at the hottest players in the World Cup period, beard or no beard.

Since only a few appear on both lists, there’s enough man candy to last you …