Angry footballers: Hotheads of FIFA World Cup 2018

Published: 13th June 2018 01:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2018 04:31 PM  

PEPE (PORTUGAL): Pepe's hardman style has found itself perfectly suited to the no-holds-barred world of Turkish football, which was exemplified by the five red cards handed out in the last Istanbul derby between his Besiktas and Fenerbahce. Portugal's 'Murderer' has become a firm favourite with the black-and-white clad Besiktas fans, a crucial factor for a foreign player in Turkey. (Photo | AFP)
DELE ALLI (ENGLAND): Alli, who has come under scrutiny for previous incidents of hot-headed behaviour at Tottenham Hotspur, remains confident he will avoid letting his temper get the better of him in Russia.Alli served a one-match ban for making an obscene middle-finger gesture during England's qualifier against Slovakia last year. (Photo | AFP)
SERGIO RAMOS(SPAIN): If you are looking for an on-field mess, the Spanish captain will always be more than willing a participant. Egypt's Mohamed Salah was the last victim of the defender's ruthless game-style, almost costing him the whole summer. Ramos has gone onto become an icon in Madrid and his willingness to go for 50-50 tackles and clearances have brought him plenty of hatred, apart from several red cards. (Photo | AP)
EDINSON CAVANI (URUGUAY): The forward is not in the list just for his famous spat with PSG teammate Neymar of Brazil for a spot-kick. The long-haired footballer has been involved in many heated exchanges with rival players on the field. His face-off with David Luiz before being separated by the referee is only one among many such instances. (Photo | AP)
MARCELO (BRAZIL): The Real Madrid left back has been involved in many on-field battles with opponents. The latest one came last year against Levante where he was shown a straight red card for kicking midfielder Lerma following a tangle in the box. (PHOTO|AFP)
DIEGO COSTA(SPAIN): The Atletico Madrid forward likes to keep himself busy on the field either dribbling with the ball or having a tussle with the opponents. He has been involved in many on-field altercations especially during his time at Chelsea. (PHOTO|AFP)
LUIS SUAREZ(URUGUAY): The Barcelona forward is known for his antics on the field. He is infamous for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in World Cup 2014 which resulted in a four-month ban. (Photo | AP)
FERNANDINHO(BRAZIL): The Manchester City midfielder has been involved in many on-field incidents. Most infamous of them is when he received a red card while trying to choke and push Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas off the field. (PHOTO|AFP)
SERGIO BUSQUETS(SPAIN) : The Barcelona mid-fielder would do anything to make his team win. Along with his footballing skills, he is known for his furious battles with opponents. In one incident, Busquets was seen stamping former Real Madrid defender Pepe during an El Classico game. (PHOTO|AFP)
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