As the 2010 FIFA World Cup begins today (June 11) in South Africa, be encouraged to not only notice the players' skillful bouts of athleticism but also the curly/wavy ways in which they wear their hair.

Carles Puyol

Carles Puyol (Spain)- wears his hair long and curly on a plane to Johannesburg on June 11.

Kevin Prince Boateng

Kevin Prince Boateng (Ghana)-sports a curly faux-hawk during a training session in Mogwase stadium located in Mogwase, South Africa.

Fabio Grosso

Fabio Grosso (Italy)

Nelson Haedo Valdez

Nelson Haedo Valdez (Paraguay)

Elano Blumer

Elano Blumer (Brazil)- 2008 photo

Guillermo Ochoa

Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico)

Giovani Dos Santos Ramirez

Giovani Dos Santos Ramirez (Mexico)


— Toree Roy