October 6th, 2011
Internationals Fixtures: The Big Questions
Is this a ‘Twister’ contest?
As usual in the days leading up to a bunch of international fixtures, our inboxes are littered with images of players in training. We have been studying these at length (for work purposes, obviously) and quickly became aware of a number of important questions that need to be asked regarding team preparation, proposed formations and tactics.
But those were boring. So we made up some more interesting ones.
Image: Claudio Villa/Getty Images.
Ooh! Is Mario Balotelli putting a bib on?
Image: AP Photo/dapd: Patrick Sinkel.
Are Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Muller holding cordless hair trimmers? Do they have it in them to put us out of our misery and give Mario Gomez a proper haircut?
Image: JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images.
Will Higgy’s mind be on the game during Argentina’s fixture with Chile? Or firmly resting on something dodgy, like it appears to be in training?
Image: MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images.
And finally, will Servet Cetin’s powerful manoeuvrability upfront inspire his team to a win over the mighty Germans? What’s that? Uh huh. We know he’s a defender. We might not necessarily be referring to his footballing skills.