Too sexy for their shirts: The footballers of the WC [SLIDESHOW]

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The 2010 World Cup has it all: football matches round the clock, state of the art amenities, a fascinating host city, and exotic creatures of all shapes and sizes.

The creatures we’re referring to, however, aren’t a nod to the wildlife one might see on a safari.  We’re talking about the footballers of the WC; otherwise known as the greatest concentration of eye candy in the world.

They’re hot, good at soccer (ugh, fine: football) and they know it. Decked in their country’s colors while sporting lean physiques, the hunkiest World Cup players entertain viewers on and off the field: