The Coolest World Cup Nail Art From Fans Around The Globe

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The World Cup has finally reached its nail-biting Top 16, and fans from all over the world are showing their team pride with jerseys, flags, and some of the coolest nail art we've ever seen. With supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio once again leading the pack, the designs this year are more detailed and impressive than ever.
To get you inspired as we head into a weekend of matches, we've rounded up the coolest, non-cheesy art for every team left in the tournament. Trust us, you'll want to be wearing these at kick-off.
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The World Cup can get intense, but your nail art doesn't have to be. Sweep on a neutral base, then choose one or two accent nails to show your loyalty.
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If you believe your team is going to be in it for the long haul (and shouldn't you?), go for a French manicure which only looks better as it grows out.
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Why stop at your country's flag when you could also include its national flower, the Tudor rose?
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Write out your love for your team, and add a few embellishments while you're at it.
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If you're drawing on a striped flag like this fan, you're going to want tape to create the straightest, most precise lines.
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Believe it or not, the French did not invent the French manicure — but that doesn't make this design, complete with the country's flag, any less fitting.
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Look to your country's team uniform and star players to create a unique look — like this fan's attention-grabbing mani.
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Make your nails stand out by adding cool 3D decals to your tips.
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Down to the very last detail, this manicure references the Croatian flag in style.
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This fan pays homage to Denmark with a delicate almond-shaped manicure and a single accent nail.
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This manicure, inspired by the colors of the Colombian flag, is something we'd wear long after the World Cup games are over.
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A red-hot manicure fitting for Cristiano Ronaldo's home team.
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If detailed art isn't really your speed, stick to the basics and just alternate your country's colors on every nail.
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A striped manicure that's patriotic and pretty.
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We're loving this fan's unexpected, geometric take on her country's flag.
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Ombré? Check. Glitter? Check. A nod to your country's flag? Check. This fan covered every 2018 nail art trend, and showed her love for her team.

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