'World Cup' Category

Lazy Links & Randoms


Spanish National Team
Before reporting to national team training camp, two of Spain’s shining stars had a busy three day weekend. Iker Casillas took girlfriend, Sara Pastasauce, to meet his grandparents while Santi Cazorla fronted a AXE Men promo event.

Once the Spanish NT reunited, stroking Andres Iniesta’s head felt especially good for Gerard Pique.
Meanwhile, Phillippe Mexes went grocery shopping.
Abbey Clancy has been hogging all of her modeling tips to herself. Poor Peter Crouch.
Have you signed the “footballers should go shirtless without punishment” petition yet?!
The Special One even has special spit.
Luis Figo gave good chat to Vanity Fair, looked scrum in accompanying photo
Is it just us or has Helen Svedin been pregnant with Figo’s fourth child for about two years now? And is Nani really engaged to Daniela Martins?
Marouane Chamakh and his hair have officially been unveiled at Arsenal.
Finally, after hearing the shocking news of RoI/Everton’s Shane Duffy’s freak accident (which left him fearing for his life), we sincerely hope he makes a full recovery after undergoing emergency surgery. Hang in there, Shane, we’re all thinking of you!

Dutch World Cup Prep: Friends & Family Free Time


Dutch national team

Images via Getty Images.

Netherlands soccer World Cup“Take Your Child to Work Day” may not be internationally celebrated, but that didn’t stop the Dutch baby parade invading the Netherlands NT practice over the weekend.

Dirk Kuyt (with daughter Noelle and Jordan on his tummy), Khalid Boulahrouz (kissing his second daughter, Amaya, born in March) and Andre Ooijer were just a few of the players spotted in tender kiddie moments. Thankfully for Roan Kuyt, his hair was firmly in place this time.

Best female tubal reproductive moment? Seeing Shaqeel Van Persie and Damien van der Vaart having a kick-around.

Kickettes, what are your thoughts about WAGs, like Bouchra Van Persie, and footballers’ offspring spending quality time with players during the WC? Much has been said re: the English WAG access in ’06, but we’re advocates of necessary downtime and teammate away time as long as the cutie patooties come out of the wood work.

William Gallas: Sunday Driver


Images via EQ.

Probably best not to hitch a ride with France’s William Gallas…lest you end up like this.

Speaking of which, isn’t the French national team’s bonding technique a tad bit dangerous seeing that the World Cup starts in only 15 days time?

World Cup Merch We Love: The Dutchy Dress


We. Love. This. Dress.

It’s (quite obviously) for those that support The Netherlands, and it’s billed as the first official World Cup dress ever made. It was commissioned by Bavaria beer (mmm, beer) and designed by Super Trash.

This is a smashing idea for so many reasons:

-We know many Kickettes would love to look cute whilst supporting their team, and this is a helluva way to do it.

-They chose everyone’s favourite WAG, Sylvie van der Vaart to model it.

-Also, it costs under 10 euros. Someone give these people their “winners” badge so we can all go home.

In other Dutch WAG news, here’s Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen (Wesley Sneijder) in her Livera World Cup bikini courtesy of her own underwear line, Yolanthe’s Choice; and you can catch WAGs like Winona de Jong and Bouchra van Persie on their reality telly show, The Angels of Orange, where they’ll be building an SOS Children’s Village in Kenya.

Thanks Merel!

World Cup Training: Portgual Keeps It… Flexible


Image via Getty Images

To be clear: we’re taking a perfectly innocent photo of professional sportsmen training for the biggest sporting event of their careers and turning it into a lewdly suggestive wealthy man-booty objectification.

Just in case you weren’t sure.