March 24th, 2011

French NT: Training Report

Samir Nasri better be more careful or he’ll end up with a strained forehead. Image: Getty Images/Daylife.

Unlike England, the French NT are surprisingly free from controversy and poor clothing decisions at the moment. And, if these pictures from their training session at Clairefontaine yesterday are to be believed, they are approaching their Euro 2012 qualifier against Luxembourg on Saturday with a killer combo of humour and cuteness – a policy we heartily endorse.

Feral facial hair should be stalked from close range. Remember that, Kickettes. Image: AP Photo/Daylife.

However, the French NT wouldn’t be the French NT if conspiracy and intrigue weren’t abounding somewhere. Here we see (rumoured) former foes Yoann Gourcuff and Franck Ribery joining forces to pounce on a clump of forest-raised facial hair, presumably in an attempt to apply it to an unsuspecting team-mate who will then be in their ‘hirsute homme’ club. Will it be beards or their bad boy behaviour that defeats the unsuspecting Luxembourgers?

And more to the point, we’re thinking Lashes’ new look is probably worthy of a Kickette enquiry in ‘Cescy style’.

Oui or non to Le Beard, peeps?

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55 Responses to “French NT: Training Report”

  1. KOOKIE says:

    there are so many algerians in the frensh NT and they all made or will make it's history:ZIDANE;BENZEMA;NASRI

  2. Inés says:

    Benzema and Samir Nasri are soooooooooooooo yummy and cool!

  3. @asfaryna says:

    Ooo lala, Gourcuff, so dayummy :)

  4. mia says:

    oh Yoann.. *le sigh

    you seriously need to put him back on the F5 list. i mean, come on.. look at the guy! i can't believe he was even taken out in the first place. please, put him back. :)

  5. SoccerDuckie says:

    Yoann's new facial do is just fine by me. Even if you didn't like it, just check out that SUPER FINE ass!!! Fine ass dat… UNF majorly!

  6. JaneSpotting says:

    Oui to the beard for Mr. Lahes. He appears more mature. Now as for the hands to face laughing Karim..there's a cutie! Perhaps he is laughing at the new bond between his party pal, Ribery and lashy Yoann.
    Of late, Karim is amusing me so!

  7. diana says:

    Franck you hot piece of mess….

    I always felt that there's something missing in Yoann, it was the beard!

  8. Maria says:

    Love seeing Nasri on Kickette! But I think everything in this article is overshadowed by a scruffy Gourcuff, so oui! oui! oui! to the beard! There's nothing hotter than a man who can pull off facial hair, and damn, Yoann can

    Definitely deserves to be on the F5 – don't know why Torres is still there. He seems to be suffering from a case of the bitch + bad hair these days.

  9. Sarah, Madrid says:

    Benz benz benzema YUMMMMMMM! The guy looks super cute, I cant get over his giggles. I cant wait for Spain today, I miss the boys!

  10. moni says:

    I hope Yoann will be good in NT. In Lyon he is hmmm… let's say average…

  11. moni says:

    Nasri <3

  12. someone who likes films and books says:

    Benz is adorable!

  13. Winnie Mata says:

    lol Ribery just ruined that picture of Lashes for me lmao!

  14. rubyqueen says:

    aww bb nasri looking as sweet as ever.:)

  15. @mezz98 says:

    Look at that cutie, Benz. I could just eat him up!

  16. C16 says:

    Yoann would get it ANY time…
    Yeah, I'm craving the homeless chic look! That man looks perfect any way.

  17. emily says:

    Yoann Gourscruff.

  18. Susana says:

    I couldn't say oui ou no to the beard until he rubbed it against my face. *buys ticket to France* I'll let you know when I find out!
    And….how does Ribery always manage to insert himself into a photo with Lashes? Ughhhh…probably thinks it's the only way anyone will take a photo of him! *runs to get scissors* Okay…all better now.

  19. chay says:

    how adorable does karim look in that pic?? Like a giggling little boy. omg!

    of course, we all know how he is hardly a little boy but 100% hot french man with a big schnoz that i am totally enamoured over …

  20. Duha says:

    LOL is this really really him? Apparently I have liked this page for ages and didn’t know it was HIM actually updating it.

  21. mochara says:

    Finally some Gourcuff! I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms……..
    I sent him a message on twitter and he replied!!!!

  22. JA7 says:

    Whoaaaa bearded gourcuff is sexyy :O annnnnndd nassrrii is just hot as usualll..lmfaoo benzema watchuu u laffin at? He's sucha cutieee <3

  23. Floored says:

    Oui. Like Cesc, the beard is wonderful. I didn't think Johan could get hotter… I'm so glad I was wrong.

  24. Crackers says:

    Mmmm, beard on Yoann —–> me having the same expression as Benzema in the first pic.

    And surely the pic above is evidence that Lashes should be inducted straight into the HHoF?

  25. IrishBlue says:

    Oh and WHY is Yoann not in the Finest Five????? Seriously. There is something not right going on there. Yes I know we all have our own preferences and not everyones favourite will be on the list (I know my Kevin Doyle will not be on it anytime soon unfortunately) and I am completely aware that Joe Hart is a big ole fuzzy ball of cuteness but this is YOANN we are talking about! I demand a relook at that list!

  26. Amy says:

    Sami and Karim – my two favorite Frenchies in the same picture! Ahhhh… day has been made. Thanks, Kickette.

  27. moni says:

    I hope Gourcuff will play well in NT.
    In Lyon he is hmmmm…. average.

  28. Jen says:

    Yoann is all kinds of sexy!!!!! Oui oui!! Vive la France…….atleast Gourcuff. My English boys should be able to trounce Wales sans Gareth Bale!!

  29. @DebStimson says:

    "a killer combo of humour and cuteness"

    Kickette, did you really have to put that in the last sentence right before a pic with Ribery. I'm sure he's a really nice guy but… Oh wait…I get it…you were so overcome by Yoann in that pic that you didn't see Ribery, right? :p

  30. Summer says:


  31. lorena_yGp says:

    Kickette's I want to ask you something- HOOOOW just how could you erased him of F5:-((((( just look at him… I challenge someone to find a flaw on Yoann!!!

  32. Kaaya says:

    I so wanna slide my hands up those thighs of Gourcuff. There is sumthing about him that brings out both a predator and a protector in me…Oh Yoann..

  33. dontaskmetosmile says:

    I have no preference, whatsoever. Yoann is hot beard or no beard.

    And no love for Benzema? He looks absolutely adorable in that lead pic!

    • @DebStimson says:

      lots of love for Benz here! I'm just late to the party/ I agree…hes so adorbs in that pic! SO glad he's back in form because he looks a lot happier these days. All it took was a trip back to Lyon. ;)

      • Gladys says:

        I was just about to comment about how adorable I find Benzema lately. I don't know what it is but he just seems to have an adorably expressive face.

  34. Alik says:

    Ah…Lashes is back with a vengeance! His new and improved look should make u rethink the Finest 5 non inclusion kickettes!

  35. trin says:

    Yoann Gourcuff looks hotter than ever!

  36. Bri says:

    Absolument OUI. Il faut garder la barbe. Love you Lashes. Scruff is just so nice. Lashes, Cesc, and Iker should always have some.

  37. lalalalalalala....:) says:

    LADIEEZZZZZ look at his ASS… an big juicy apple……aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa OMG
    just want to bite it…… :D :D:D

  38. IrishBlue says:

    Yoann looks all kinds of sexy and manly with that beard! I would. All day. Every day. I see that the Wales team has tried to make me happy and sad at the same time. Happy: Aaron Ramsey is captain! Sad: Gareth Bale is injured and won't be playing. My brain is confused :S

    • lorena_yGp says:

      "I would. All day. Every day."- AMEN!!! :-) )) and may I quote Trin- he really looks hotter then ever!!! He is getting better with age,like a real French hottie ;-) :-)

  39. B& says:

    oui, oui always to Gourcuff and boys getting along nicely sans Drama, and look at that ass i could just smack it twice!

  40. Soon2beWifeOfNAsri says:

    *SIGH* look at my baby Nasri…..I LOVE YOUUUUUU and Gourcuff can rock a Santa Claus beard and i STILL WOULD do him, that boi is fione ;)

    on a sidenote: Aaron Ramsey has been made WALES captain O.M.G!!