World Cup: 13 of the Hottest Handshakes on the Field (Photos)

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Win or lose, let's shake on it.

In honor of the sexiness that is the World Cup, we asked Sarah Gidick, founder of the popular blog and Instagram feed The Porn for Women, to be our official "World Cup Hot Guy" correspondent. This is her first piece in a series of stories about why we should really be watching the festivities. 


There's something so gentlemanly about a handshake. And by the looks of things, secret handshakes are running rampant on the field at the World cup (perhaps they're not secret per say, we just don’t know why some players seem to favor it more than others). But no matter.  Win or lose, there are handful of players who love to add their own spin to a traditional handshake. Handsome men being gentlemen with a modern twist? We support this.

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We like the amount of effort Karim Benzema of France puts into the secret handshake with assistant referee Marcelo Van Gasse after the match between France and Honduras. (Photo credit: Ian Walton/Getty Image)

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Referee Sandro Ricci (center) does the secret handshake while explaining something to assistant referee Emerson de Carvalho (right). Sandro is hot. Sandro, if you’re reading this, we're sending you a secret world cup handshake in my mind. (Photo credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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Some one please do not leave this hot frenchman (forward Karim Benzema) hanging on the #secretworldcuphandshake. (Photo credit: Newscom)

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French defender Patrice Evra (2R) does the secret handshake between midfielder Rio Mavuba (C) as forward Karim Benzema looks on after their victory between France and Honduras. Karim is pretty sassy in this pic; we like his attitude. (Photo credit: Newscom)


Willian of Brazil and Eduardo of Croatia swap shirts and do the secret world cup handshake after the match between Brazil and Croatia. Ultimate sportsmanship situation between two guys on two different teams. (Photo credit: Elsa/Getty Images)


Ariel view of the secret handshake going down between Brazil’s head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and Neymar as he comes off the field. (Photo credit: Newscom)


German head coach Joachim Loew does the handshake with Thomas Mueller as he exits the Germany vs. Portugal game after scoring a hat trick. (Photo credit: Newscom)


Wait for it… Ronaldo going in for the shake with German head coach Joachim Loew. (Photo credit:Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)


Nice: Ronaldo of Portugal does the handshake with Loew after the match between Portugal and Germany. (Photo credit: Newscom)


Even a defeat will not stop the secret handshake. Ronaldo does the handshake as he walks off the field. (Photo credit: Jeff Mitchell - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)


Miroslav Klose of Germany leaves the pitch with the secret handshake after the Germany Portugal match. (Photo credit: Jeff Mitchell - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)


Toni Kroos of Germany is rewarded and congratulated with the handshake after the match. (Photo credit: Jeff Mitchell - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)


Danjo Srna of Croatia and Bernard of Brazil swap shirts and the secret handshake after the Brazil vs. Croatia game. (Photo credit: Elsa/Getty Images)