Euro Cup 2012: 15 Worst Hairstyles of the Tournament

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterJune 27, 2012

Euro Cup 2012: 15 Worst Hairstyles of the Tournament

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    Great football, bad hair.

    For all of the outstanding talent on display this summer in Poland and Ukraine, Euro 2012 has seen more than its share of awful coiffure.

    All the usual suspects are here, from Zlatan and Wayne to Luka and Andy. But there are also a few new names to throw in the mix.

    Here are 15 of the worst hairstyles on display at Euro 2012. Have another? Leave it in the comments.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a brilliant striker, whose outstanding play served as one of the few bright spots in a dour tournament for Sweden.

    His hair, however, was as bad as ever. This time, he opted for a mix of 1950s greaser and Steven Seagal ponytail.

Simon Kjaer

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    Is this an elf from the Lord of the Rings film series? A Lannister of Casterly Rock?

    Neither. It's Denmark's Simon Kjaer, and his hair isn't awesome enough for him to be either. 

Sergio Ramos

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    You know, it's just not very easy to take Sergio Ramos seriously anymore.

    Sure, his hair was ridiculous before, but what's with the sophisticated look?

    Bring back the long hair.

Petr Jiracek

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    One word: Nickleback!

    Another word: vomit. 

Antonio Cassano

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    Come on, Antonio. You're Italian. Flowing, graceful, elegant hair is your birthright.

    Besides, why are you so interested in looking like Iceman from Top Gun?

Georgios Samaras

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    Georgios Samaras was born about 30 years too late. He easily could have sat in as Spinal Tap's drummer.

    In fact, Celtic fans might have preferred it that way.

Wayne Rooney

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    Wayne Rooney is almost too easy a target.

    After he got a hair transplant, one might think Rooney would opt for a conservative look.

    Instead? Win Butler.

Andy Carroll

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    If you don't like Wayne Rooney's hair, blame Andy Carroll.

    And then laugh at Carroll's hair, too.

Luka Modric

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    Like Andy Carroll, it's entirely possible that Luka Modric's hair has never, in the history of his entire life, looked decent.

    Euro 2012, in that case, was par for the course.

Mesut Ozil

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    What look is Mesut Ozil going for?

    Good thing he's so brilliant at football.

Anatoliy Tymoschuk

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    Well, hello there, Pollyanna! So glad you could join us.

Ashley Cole

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    As Mario Balotelli has demonstrated time and again, the Mohawk is a young man's hairstyle.

    Ol' Ash is, well, not so young.

Mikael Lustig

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    Mikael Lustig plays for Sweden, a Scandinavian country where the men often look like this.

    Mik should take a cue from Olof next time.

Alessandro Diamanti

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    As has helpfully pointed out, Italian forward Alessandro Diamanti looks frighteningly similar to a drifter from the Kevin Costner masterpiece Waterworld.

    I think he could also pass for Brendan Fraser in Encino Man, but what do I know?

Philippe Mexes

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    Oh, Philippe, pourquoi?