This summer, the World Cup comes to Brazil, the country that perfected the "Beautiful Game." You know what we say to that? Blah, blah blah, blah blah. A rich tradition of excellence is great and all, but the best way to get into soccer is to take an aggressive dislike to someone on not-your-team. You can have your fancy passing and your gorgeous freekicks; we'd rather spend our time screaming at these 14 divers, cheaters, and all-around dirtbags.
Rafa Marquez, Mexico
The ageless Mexican captain earned the ire of the United States fans way back in 2002 when he was shown a red card for head butting Cobi Jones near the end of his country's 2-0 loss in the Round of 16. More than a decade – and another red card for going in studs up on goalie Tim Howard during a qualifier – later, Marquez remains public enemy No. 1 in the eyes of the loyal American supporters. He is popular, to put it lightly, at home.
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