September 10th, 2012

International Results: Celebrate Good Times. Come On!

Frank Lampard scored two while Steven Gerrard was on the pitch on Friday night. According to most pundits, this was a physical impossibility a couple of years ago. No wonder he looks confused. Image: Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe.

How did you celebrate the international break? Jumpy claps? Piggy back racing? Provocative hair mussing? Or just simply perving at any hint of manflesh that may or may not have manifested itself?

We had a crack at all of them. With varying degrees of success, it must be said.

Wales 0-2 Belgium


Image: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe.

If you substitute cleats for high heels, Jan Vertonghen for a knackered intern and Vincent Kompany for a seriously pissed off editor, this is roughly what Friday evening, 5pm, looks like in the Kickette office.

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Bulgaria 2-2 Italy

Image: Claudio Villa/Getty Images Europe.

Emanuele Giaccherini took a solid blow to the left eye here, but that’s nothing compared to the damage he inflicted on Pablo Osvaldo’s hair after the Roma striker scored the opener for Italy.

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Germany 3-0 Faroe Islands

Image: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/GettyImages.

Meanwhile, we’re thoroughly disappointed to see that Mesut’s goal celebration has settled down into something approaching manly.

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Netherlands 2-0 Turkey

Image: VI Images via Getty Images.

At first glance, this isn’t among the most enthusiastic of celebrations we’ve seen. However, we’re experts in our field, capable of wringing provocation from the most unlikely sources, given sufficient caffeine and sexual tension. Today, it’s the hint of orange nip supplied by RvP’s base layers. You’re welcome.

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Spain 5-0 Saudi Arabia

Image: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/GettyImages.

Speaking of outerwear, let it be known that we fully appreciate adidas’ efforts to make our jobs easier. Shirt design is often a bone of contention in football, but their efforts towards making kits look like entirely see through, while continuing to abide by FIFA rules, is most admirable.

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10 Responses to “International Results: Celebrate Good Times. Come On!”

  1. DebS says:

    So happy for Bambi. He had a really good game, as did Sami.

    Proud of the Portugese Madridistas. They played well. Happy to see CR7 celebrating his goals again. Good sign.

    But HUGE round of applause for the Faroese. For a country with only approx. 46k people and very few "big names", they played extremely well and gave 110%, never giving up. Much respect.

  2. Dizzy says:

    "Cleats"? 99% of the footballing world calls them football boots!

  3. Kristina says:

    Oh I forgot, Pablo Osvaldo! That man is HOT!

  4. Kristina says:

    Hahaha, Mesut is too adorable! It hurts to see Germany without Mario Gomez though. Poor baby.

    Daveed scoring for Spain again, and Messi's fantabulous free kick, was my happy places this weekend.

  5. Miss_F says:

    The road to Brazil 2014 is going to be hot!! ;)

  6. Sarah, Madrid says:

    Yaay For Daveed return! he scored too! such a happy game! Tomorrow the real test start though, I kinda agree with Iker how come the world cup champions don't earn a post directly in world cup with no qualification, winning this cup should give you the advantage, no?

    Oh I am glad, my madridistas boys are doing great with NTs as well.

  7. Gladys says:

    OK…Belgium does not get enough love around here. Everyone one of them is adorable.

  8. German_Girl says:

    YES! Cannot wait for Brazil!!!