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

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJune 3, 2014

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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)

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Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

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Luis Suarez (Uruguay)

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Clint Dempsey (United States)

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