Every four years, the World Cup pulls people from all over the world together for a month to celebrate a shared passion for soccer—and models, musicians, and politicians are no exception. While the expected number of at-home global spectators of the World Cups is in the billions, professional athletes are sliding-tackling and gearing up to score their own hat tricks for their teams on the pitch, the tarmac, and even the runway.
However, a variety of celebrities enjoy kicking a football about. Soccer is a global phenomenon, with supporters ranging from Cara Delevingne and Prince Harry to Barack Obama and Drake (and at least they tend to have better haircuts than the professionals). Here are 11 of the funniest celebrity in-action photos from around the world as they start the (soccer) ball going.
At Tanzania's Ubungo Plaza Symbion Power Plant, Barack Obama tosses a soccer ball designed to charge batteries.
Selena Gomez attends a soccer match between the Kansas City Wizards and Real Salt Lake.
At London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a young Jaden Smith kicks a penalty kick.
At a nearby London soccer pitch, Prince William plays goalie.
Gisele Bündchen wore heels while kicking a soccer ball. Perhaps she left her cleats at home?
At the Rose Bowl, Will Ferrell attended the Chelsea FC vs. Inter Milan charity game.
During her tour to India with Prince William, Kate Middleton took part in a local soccer match.
On this Los Angeles soccer field, no one has ever looked happier than Justin Bieber kicking a soccer ball around.
During a promotional FIFA game, Prince Harry scored the game-winning goal as captain of the New Zealand squad.
At the 2009 World Football Challenge at the Rose Bowl in July 2009, Charlize Theron was presented with a customised jersey.
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