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International language of hair

Every four years, soccer players all over the world come together to battle it out in ... the World Cup of Hair.

Updated: June 23, 2006, 5:47 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

Futbol is life. Beware the dreaded Group of Death. International soccer is nothing if not overwrought, more melodramatic than the cheesiest Univision telenovela. And that's without mentioning Andres "Gooooooooal!" Cantor.

As such, is it any wonder some World Cup hairdos are just a wee bit theatrical?

Think Carlos Valderrama's legendary Day-Glo 'fro.

Recall Ronaldo's epochal forehead merkin. In the World Cup, it's not enough to flash an ill-conceived Travis ...

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