FIFA World Cup logoFIFA World Cup

Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez and Dempsey Featured on SI's World Cup Preview

via @SInow
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJune 3, 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will get underway later this month, so Sports Illustrated has dedicated its weekly magazine to the worldwide event.

A few of the world's biggest stars will grace the cover for the magazine's World Cup preview. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez are each making their first appearances on the cover. It will mark the second time that Clint Dempsey will be on the cover. Host nation Brazil did not have a player represented.

The stars appear on the cover in uniform with their respective flags draped over their shoulders. Take a look at how each cover turned out.

 

Lionel Messi (Argentina)

via Sports Illustrated

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

via Sports Illustrated

Luis Suarez (Uruguay)

via Sports Illustrated

Clint Dempsey (United States)

via Sports Illustrated

[@SInowSports Illustrated]

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices