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.
Sepp Blatter, FIFA
While the previous nine entries have their villainous moments, there's only one true supreme evil in international soccer and that's the man in charge of FIFA. Blatter turns a blind eye to racism (suggesting players shake hands at the end of games) and corruption (nearly half his Executive Committee has been forced to resign in disgrace) as he lines his pockets and the pockets of his associates with riches. Blatter was instrumental in rewarding the 2018 Cup to Russia then laughed when it was suggested that having a host country that punishes homosexuality was thoughtless. He also screwed over Bolivia by deciding no FIFA matches should take place more than 8,200 feet above sea level. Blatter is truly the sportocrat’s sportocrat.
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