'World Cup' Category

Oh, Say Can You See: The 5 Hottest USA World Cup Footballers


Americans Robbie Findley (#20) and Edson Buddle (#14) celebrate Buddle’s second goal in the USA’s 3-1 win over Australia in their final World Cup warm up match in Sandton, South Africa on 5/6/10. Images via Daylife/Getty

The good ole US of A: they’ve brought us hot dogs, apple pie and some game that looks like cricket, (but totally isn’t).

And that’s not all! America also has the USMNT – a group who sailed through World Cup qualifying and impressed everyone in their runners-up showing in last summer’s Confederations Cup.

Let’s take a look at the glorious melting pot that is the five hottest fellas wearing the stars and stripes in South Africa this month:


World Cup Merch We Love: Happy Socks


With only a few days left until the World Cup officially kicks off (eeep!), we thought we’d showcase one last bit of footy related merch before we’re  inundated with all the excitement, drama, and football hotties our secret chocolate stashes can handle.

In celebration of the biggest football comp in the world, Happy Socks have collaborated with NY design collective Wong Wong to create a limited edition sock collection inspired by the flags and team kits of nine of the participating countries.

Teams available include England, Brazil. Les Bleus and the Oranjes, who’ve been killing it with their own brand of WC related swag. No Spain unfortch, so we’ll just have to play footsies with Iker barefoot instead.

Side note: for the image-conscious who like to co-ordinate among us, there’s also World Cup-themed make up and nails on offer.

Flashing Footballers: Name Those Mantylines


Damn, unidentified-but-easily-guessable-homie, those visible panty/mantylines are so tight your hamstrings are trying to quit your bum. Images via Getty Images Europe/AFP Photos.

Similar to the popular 1950′s game show, Name That Tune, we’re challenging our Kickette contestants to name and shame as many ‘baller backsides as humanly possible.

So, who’s ready to show-off their superior mental molestation skills by ID’ing round 1′s rump?

An even better front shot awaits. Drum roll please….


The Monday Mmm: Frank Lampard, England


It’s technically after hours at Kickette HQ and a lot has fallen to the wayside since we accidentally started drinking ahead of normal public scrutiny hours. Since our next top 5 World Cup National Team hotties list for today is way late, a caption contest is all we can offer. Pick your favourite or make up your own. Enjoy!

Caption #1.
Tired of conjuring up the same old boring head-pictorial to keep you interested in the aesthetically-displeasing mortal you’re stuck snogging? Say hello to your new mental makeout decoy: Frank Lampard’s Crotch. You can thank us afterwards.

Caption #2. (to be said by Ant & Dec or in an Ant & Dec-like voice)
Please give a warm welcome to England’s new vice captain’s vice captains!

Caption # 3.
Anything we will attempt to say about the above money shot will come across as too try-hard. Lamps is dead sexy. End of story.

Caption #4.
A freeze frame/pause button is so necessary right now.

Captions #5 – 10 due to word count.
An invitation to Frank Lampard’s nethers is sort of like a members-only online sample sale.

Fashionistas worldwide anxiously watch the hands tick on the clock at extremely odd hours of the day while simultaneously hitting “refresh” with paranoid anticipation. Then, the internet Gods unlock the shopping gates and everyone and their Mum has exactly 1 hour to raid the crap out of the joint before leaving behind articles of clothing in sizes only Barbie can wear. Most girls finish the fiasco empty-handed and sadfaced.

Kickettes, on the other hand, are a much smarter bunch. We just short-cut the whole stressful situ and try our luck at the five finger discount. And today, and for one day only, his site’s firewall has been accidentally left wide open. Every woman for herself!

Kickette Catch-Up: Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet


Ex-Barcelona coach

Images via Hola! magazine, Getty Images, Boris Horvat/AFP.


- Ex-Barcelona coach, Frank Rijkaard, got married for the third time. To his kids’ nanny. Hmm…

- During the Netherlands v. Hungary friendly, Robin Van Persie nearly had his shirt ripped off to reveal…another shirt beneath it. So close, yet so far.

- Xabi Alonso is the ex that just won’t quit. Lately, he’s discussing his unrequited love for Stevie Gerrard, with hopes of undressing together once again.

- We also wasted an hour or so trying to figure out which ‘baller’s bubba most closely resembles “Juanito” (one of the top 12 worst World Cup mascots).

- Tottenham’s Luka Modric became a father. He was by the seaside in Zadar when wifey Vanja’s water broke, and he raced to Zagreb to be there in just time for the birth. Baby is a healthy little boy, but they’ve yet to decide on a name. Congrats!