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Top 15 #WorldCup Epic Headers In Brazil 2014 (PHOTOS)

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They mostly use their feet, but footballers’ craniums also get a workout during the course of a match. Here’s a selection of some of the best noggin-on-ball action from the World Cup in Brazil.

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Mamadou Sakho- 2014 World cup

France’s Mamadou Sakho heads the ball during the group E World Cup soccer match between France and Honduras at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/David Vincent.

2. Victor Bernardez

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Honduras’ Victor Bernardez leaps over France’s Karim Benzema to head the ball during the group E World Cup soccer match between France and Honduras at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

3. Diego Godin

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Uruguay’s Diego Godin wins a header during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

4. Gary Medel

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Chile’s Gary Medel wins a header during the group B World Cup soccer match between Chile and Australia in the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

5. Maya Yoshida

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Japan’s Maya Yoshida, left, and Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure go for a header during the group C World Cup soccer match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

6. Amirhossein Sadeghi

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Iran’s Amirhossein Sadeghi heads the ball in front of Nigeria’s Emmanuel Emenike during the group F World Cup soccer match between Iran and Nigeria at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

7. Cristian Rodriguez

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Uruguay’s Cristian Rodriguez heads the ball over Costa Rica’s Cristian Gamboa (16) during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

8. Aurelien Chedjou

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Cameroon’s Aurelien Chedjou heads the ball with Mexico’s Oribe Peralta, right, during the second half of the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

9. Maya Yoshida

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Japan’s Maya Yoshida heads the ball during the group C World Cup soccer match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

10. Bryan Ruiz

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Costa Rica’s Bryan Ruiz (10) heads the ball over Uruguay’s Martin Caceres (22) during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

11. Joel Matip

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Cameroon’s Joel Matip, left, and Croatia’s Ivan Perisic go for a header during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

12. Thomas Mueller

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Germany’s Thomas Mueller rises above Ghana’s Christian Atsu to win a header during the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Ghana at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

13. Sergio Ramos

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Spain’s Sergio Ramos, top left, and Australia’s Adam Taggart battle for a header during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

14.  Granit Xhaka

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Switzerland’s Granit Xhaka wins a header during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Switzerland at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

15.  Benedikt Hoewedes

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Germany’s Benedikt Hoewedes and United States’ Jermaine Jones go for a header during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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