'World Cup' Category

Cheers! A Thanksgiving Appreciation List


Manlove. A reason to be thankful at any time of year. (Getty Images/Daylife)

Instead of creating rather alarming poultry/player interfaces for US Thanksgiving this year (see left), we thought we would try something a little different by way of celebration.

Don’t panic, we’re not going to start banging on about pilgrims and the like. At least until we’re approaching our fifth margarita. Instead, we’ve decided to try and take on board the true meaning of the holiday and offer our thanks to the gods of football for some of the wonderful things they have seen fit to bestow upon us this year.

We’d like to invite our global readership as well as the American Kickettes soon setting off for their long weekend of gluttony and face-stuffage to join us. We can only hope the next twelve months will be as generous as the last.


The Midweek Mmm: Ibrahim Afellay, PSV Eindhoven


Ibrahim Afellay. Sometimes nostalgia is the only way forward. (Image via ciacha)

Oh, the World Cup seems like such a long time ago, does it not? Well, unless you’re an England or France NT fan, in which case the humiliation still burns as though it were yesterday.

This puppy put in his first Kickette appearance during the WC, he was number 4 in our rundown of the hottest Dutch boys. We’d like to consider him as one of the highlights of our tournament and in honour of this we thought we’d post a little reminder for you.

Happy days.

Sergio Ramos: Taking Shorts To A New Level?



Image via ontd_football

We feel the term ‘short tent’ seems somewhat inadequate for what appears to be nesting in Sergio Ramos’ undergarments here, does it not? First Xabi, now this. Apparently, squad morale wasn’t the only thing boosted by a World Cup win.

In other news, the Ramos appears slightly perturbed that a fellow Twitterer has accused him of looking like Val Kilmer. We can’t imagine why.

QOTD: Enrique Iglesias On Spain Winning The World Cup -UPDATED


UPDATE: It looks like this actually may have happened, Kickettes. Someone give this man a cookie. And a towel.

“If Spain wins, I’m going to get drunk and ski naked in Biscayne Bay.”

–Spanish singer and cutie-booty Enrique Iglesias to the BBC, talking about what he would do if his home side won the big prize.

Although some folks have backed out on their World Cup promises (looking at you Javi**), Enrique is not going to deny the universe its rightful gawk. On a follow up conversation, he said, “A bet is a bet!”

Best call your travel agent and head to wherever the hell Biscayne Bay is. We also suggest eating a lot of vegetables, carrots in particular, so your eyes are functioning at their best.

** FYI, Javi said he would dye his hair pink and jump naked out of a plane without a parachute if Spain won the World Cup. Fortunately, he was only joking.

Player Punishment: Let Us Handle This


News breaks of Didier’s punishment. He seems concerned, Kickettes. Images: Getty Images, Reuters via Daylife

Far be it from us to make light of an awful situation, but last week’s news that North Korea’s NT coach and players have been punished for the team’s poor performance at the World Cup got us thinking.

While these part-timers put their hearts and souls into every game, even scoring a cheeky goal against Brazil, we want to address several of the footy world’s greatest, many of which didn’t live up to their expensive reps during this year’s tournament.

Therefore, we have invented a series of cruel and unusual punishments, devilishly designed to hit a randomly selected player exactly where it hurts the most.

Think you can just show up and pass the time lads? We’ll teach you a lesson you’ll never forget…

Didier Drogba

OK, first up we’ll admit that the Drog’s injury prior to the tournament *may* have impeded his ability to set the WC on fire. But if we were fair and reasonable, this post would not make any sense at all.