With three huge games left to play, it’s still a little too early do a list of the biggest heroes of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. For all we know, some dude named Otto Von Schlitterbahn will score four goals in extra time to help Germany beat Argentina in the final. (FYI, I just made that name up at an example. As far as I know there is no one named Otto Von Schlitterbahn on the German soccer team.)
However, it’s not too early to talk about the villains. For the semifinals and finals, players and officials are usually on their best behavior. So unless somebody pulls a Zidane and completely loses their mind, we’ve probably seen all the incompetence and skullduggery.
So who are the biggest “villains” of the 2014 FIFA World Cup? For you numerologists out there, I’ve narrowed it down to a tidy 14. Take a look, and as always, if I left anybody out, please let me know.