, 2022-12-07 15:53:38,
Billions of people sit glued to their screens every time a World Cup rolls around – so it’s no wonder some footballers go to great lengths to make sure their hair is on point.
The styles this tournament are surprisingly tame but a literal lion’s mane, the colours of the American flag and a Balenciaga catwalk model with blonde-tipped braids are some of the highlights wowing – and dividing – fans.
Here’s Daily Mail Australia’s definitive guide to all of the most iconic hairstyles of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Hannibal Mejbri (Tunisia)
Tunisia and Manchester United wunderkind Hannibal Mejbri twirls his luscious locks in a pre-tournament photo shoot
The 19-year-old midfielder (pictured playing against Denmark earlier in the tournament) can either rock the afro or tame and highlight the volumous curls as he did above
When it comes to the most luscious locks at the World Cup, Mejbri has it in the bag, no contest.
Born in France to Tunisian parents, the midfielder made his senior International debut last year, and after joining Manchester United in 2019, has spent the current EPL season on loan to Birmingham City.
He’s tipped for big things in football, but he might have a career in modelling if it doesn’t pan out.
American midfielder Weston McKennie wanted to show his heart beats true for the red, white and blue of the USA flag
Charismatic 24-year-old midfielder Weston McKennie, who plays at Serie A powerhouse Juventus, is a very patriotic American – just ask his hair.
The son of a US Air Force veteran, McKennie’s iconic black curls got an eye-catching addition at the start of the tournament: red, white and blue streaks to show his heart beats true for the stars and stripes.
McKennie, pictured during the USA’s round of 16 loss to the Netherlands, added red and blue to his usual white streak through his curls
It has instantly catapulted him to the World Cup Haircut Hall of Fame, but fan reaction was mixed, with some making fun of the style and others applauding the risky choice.
The memes practically wrote themselves.
Uruguayan goalkeeper Sebastian Sosa has a mane on the top of his head, and an intricate tattoo of a lion on his scalp
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