Nigeria Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

The World Cup's Biggest Stars Let Loose for the Camera

Soccer's top talent are showing off in Russia.

The most gifted soccer players in the world showed their off their colorful personalities with over-the-top poses during the official FIFA 2018 World Cup team photoshoots — and the resulting images are priceless. Here, some of our favorites. (Pictured: Victor Moses, Nigeria)

NEYMAR, BRAZIL David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images NEYMAR, BRAZIL The light-hearted superstar seeks to lead Brazil to World Cup redemption. LIONEL MESSI, ARGENTINA Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images LIONEL MESSI, ARGENTINA Arguably the most unstoppable and accomplished player in the world, Messi continues to seek the one title that eludes him. MOHAMED SALAH, EGYPT Jamie Squire - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MOHAMED SALAH, EGYPT The Pharaohs' phenom took the soccer world by storm with a dominant debut season for Liverpool.

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KYLIAN MBAPPE, FRANCE Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images KYLIAN MBAPPE, FRANCE Ponder this: The PSG star is the second youngest player in Russia and the second most expensive player in the world. SERGIO RAMOS, SPAIN David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images SERGIO RAMOS, SPAIN Real Madrid's aggressive elite center-back is a difference maker on both ends of the pitch. HARRY KANE, ENGLAND Clive Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images HARRY KANE, ENGLAND England fans are hoping Kane is able to lead the Three Lions into the knockout rounds. MARCELO, BRAZIL David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images MARCELO, BRAZIL The talent, the smile, and the hair make Marcelo one-of-a-kind. ANTOINE GRIEZMANN, FRANCE Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images ANTOINE GRIEZMANN, FRANCE Don't let the "L" fool you, all Antoine does is win. TONI KROOS, GERMANY Michael Regan - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images TONI KROOS, GERMANY Give the gifted passer some options down the field and he'll give you 90 minutes of defensive headaches. CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN, DENMARK Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN, DENMARK The Tottenham midfielder is a deft distributor, finishing among the Premier League leaders in assists in each of the last three seasons. LUKA MODRIC, CROATIA Patrick Smith - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images LUKA MODRIC, CROATIA He may look undersized but the Real Madrid midfielder is overwhelmingly skilled. PAUL POGBA, FRANCE Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images PAUL POGBA, FRANCE Who has two thumbs, tons of talent and a surprisingly subdued haircut? This guy. DAVID DE GEA, SPAIN David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images DAVID DE GEA, SPAIN Insane instincts and aerodynamics make the Spanish keeper one of the best blockades in the business. LUIS SUAREZ, URUGUAY Clive Mason - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images LUIS SUAREZ, URUGUAY He'll have to stay clear of controversy, but Suarez is still one of the best scorers in the game. SADIO MANE, SENEGAL Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images SADIO MANE, SENEGAL His lightning speed and attacking skills helped propel Senegal into the tournament for the first time since 2002. HIRVING LOZANO, MEXICO Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images HIRVING LOZANO, MEXICO In addition to one of the best nicknames in the world ("Chucky"), the 22-year-old has the scoring skills to be Mexico's biggest difference-maker. KEYLOR NAVAS, COSTA RICA Jamie Squire - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images KEYLOR NAVAS, COSTA RICA The Real Madrid keeper, who specializes in dramatic and acrobatic saves, was one of the breakout stars at the 2014 World Cup. JAMES RODRIGUEZ, COLOMBIA Adam Pretty - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images JAMES RODRIGUEZ, COLOMBIA The Bayern Munich midfielder looks to repeat the stellar performance of 2014, finishing as the tournament's top goal scorer in Colombia's remarkable run.



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