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Neymar and Ms Gisele Bündchen on the cover of Brazilian Vogue. Mr Cristiano Ronaldo naked behind his model girlfriend Ms Irina Shayk on the front of Spanish Vogue. Football and fashion haven't been this closely interwoven since the late 1960s and early 1970s when Mr George Best bestrode both worlds (as well as several Miss Worlds - four of them to be precise).

So at MR PORTER we asked ourselves, what if the World Cup was based on style? Who would win?

To answer this question of grave international importance, we studied all 32 squads and picked out one player from each to represent his country's style. This week we look at the first round and decide which two from each group of four will go through to the knock-out stages - which will be the focus of the second part of this story in next week's Journal. It is a game of two halves after all.

Click through the slides, above, to discover more.

Words by MR PORTER UNITED's Messrs Chris Elvidge (midfield general), Tom M Ford (mercurial striker) and Dan Rookwood (kit man)