Brazilian soccer fans voted most sexy

Brazilian fans cheer their team prior to a Group A football match between Brazil and Croatia at the...

Brazilian fans cheer their team prior to a Group A football match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 12, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/FABRICE COFFRINI)

Kurtis Larson, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 1:24 PM ET

SALVADOR, Brazil -- You've heard of the "Beautiful Game."

You know about the beautiful people who play it -- David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Alex Morgan and more.

Watch this tournament long enough -- or just walk through the streets of this coastal city -- and you see the beautiful fans who attend the games.

Welcome to Brazil, the sexiest of South American countries, where "Love Motels" and nude beaches dot the land. Where citizens for one week a year walk through the streets nearly-naked to celebrate Carnival.

It's among the most romantic countries in the world, based on my personal experience here covering the World Cup.

A TV station Monday even went on a quest to find average Brazilians that look identical to some of the national soccer team's biggest stars, the biggest sex symbols in the country.

That is, other than Brazil's female footy fans, who are front and centre of nearly every World Cup broadcast.

To that end, it turns out unfaithful men list Brazilian women as the "sexiest" fans in the world, according to Victoria Milan, a European dating site for married gentlemen.

Think of Victoria Milan as the Ashley Madison across the pond.

The site surveyed 8,000 of its customers, who selected Brazil as having the sexy fans 18% of the time.

Second and third-place went to Italy and Spain, with 12% and 11% respectively.

“Everyone celebrates wins and commiserates losses in different ways," the company's founder said, shamelessly looking to drive traffic to her site. "(Some) people head for the bedroom."

Only one country outside Europe or South America at this World Cup made the top 10 in terms of most sexy.

After the top three, Argentina (9%), Costa Rica (8%), Russia (7%), Colombia (6%), France (5%) and Greece (4%) finished inside the top group.

The Netherlands, Switzerland and Japan (3%) all came in at No. 10.

Now then, that doesn't mean those outside the top 10 are any less attractive. They're just not coveted by taken men, according to this survey, which attempted to untangle the elements off the field that contribute to soccer's nickname.


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