A few hours before the June 10 U.S.- South Korea World Cup game, forward Clint Mathis (top left) made a hair-razing decision: He shaved his head into that '80s coif, the Mohawk. "I wanted to fit in with the rest of the world," says Mathis. He wasn't kidding. A number of World Cuppers are playing it high and tight. German midfielder Christian Ziege (top right) says, "My wife made me do it," and Turkish midfielder Umit Davala (middle right) shaved off shoulder-length hair. Then there's the Mohawk-in-a-bottle set: Japanese midfielder Kazuyuki Toda (middle left), who had sported a rainbow coalition of hair colors and styles, settled on a rooster red 'hawk, while Sweden's Freddie Ljungberg's crimson crest (lower left) is a tribute to Sid Vicious. The late Sex Pistol is an English cult figure on the order of forward David Beckham (lower right), whose peroxide Mohawk is the brainchild of his wife, Victoria, the former Posh Spice. Predictably, Beckham's 'do has inspired legions of imitators in England and at the Cup. Call it a Mohawk to dye for.