Sweaty and Sweet: The World Cup's Most Tender Man-Hugs

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We're baaaaaaack and this time with some cutie photos of men touching one another (appropriately, of course).

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When it comes to the World Cup, we've learned one thing: hugs can take all shapes and forms.

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(Gianluigi Buffon hugs/upright big spoons Giorgio Chiellini of Italy)

They can even evolve over time.

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(Fernando Muslera and Luis Suarez of Uruguay)

Sometimes when hugging, it's important to make a weird face.

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(Cristian Gamboa and Oscar Granados of Costa Rica do it shirtless; USA player Clint Dempsey looks oddly pained as his coach goes in for the kill; rival team members Rio Mavuba of France and Vincent Enyeama of Nigeria reunite)

Or whisper some secrets – to a member of the opposite team?!

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(Pepe of Portugal and Fatawu Dauda of Ghana; Neymar of Brazil and Alexis Sanchez of Chile; Blerim Dzemaili and Johan Djourou of Switzerland)

Let's pause for a group hug from the guys behind the guys you watch running around all day.

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(Algeria's coaches)

And pause for a huge from the dude who isn't even on your team but just ran onto the field.

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(A "pitch invader" with Sulley Muntari of Ghana)

HELLO DOWN UNDER!

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Oh so that's how they do it in the Netherlands.

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This is just awkward.

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(Alireza Haghighi of Iran and a teammate)

Sadness, sadness, sadness.

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(Sofiane Feghouli and Nabil Bentaleb of Algeria; Philippe Senderos, Fabian Schar and Gelson Fernandes of Switzerland; Sergio Aguero of Argentina and Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland)

Fabian Schar of Switzerland, on the verge of getting a very necessary hug.

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The final rule of hugs is that you should only do it if you're positive there is someone taking a picture of you doing it.

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(Head coach Paulo Bento of Portugal hugs Cristiano Ronaldo)

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Hello, I would like to submit Mexico's goalie getting his curlies lovingly tugged by a teammate: