July 7th, 2010

“Team Sushi”: Spain National Team Secrets

Not sure we’d class the recent revelations by Sopitas.com about the Spanish National Team as “secrets”. To us, that would mean information about which bedtime stories Sergio Ramos reads to Pedro, and whether David Villa is buying S, M or larger-than-medium-but-still-not-Large-size underpants.

Still, we’ll take these fun tidbits of info because we’re greedy like that.

1. Xavi on Cesc Fabregas: Apparently, Cesc “gets distracted” often. For example: “We were in Serbia, all waiting on the bus to go to the airport and head back to Spain. Time was running out and we needed to leave and he was nowhere to be found. A few minutes later, he ran on. He overslept”….ran on with bedhead? Eye boogies? UGG slippers? Xavi, don’t leave us hanging!

Spanish national team World Cup2. Alvaro Arbeloa also has a tendency to lose his bearings. Xavi (obviously the team secret-spiller), says Alvaro once took a taxi to the team’s training, proceeded to get out, pay the driver and make small talk with the press. Problem was he greeted his teammates at the hotel empty-handed. In other words, he had to ring the taxi service to come back and give him his suitcases. This is a perfectly reasonable explanation behind the phenomenon of footballers who don’t carry Louis Vuitton luggage.

3. Carles Puyol has deem the squad “Team Sushi” because more than half the players love to eat the Japanese delicacy. Tip for reporters: here would be the ideal spot to inform us whether Fernando Torres mixes his wasabi up in the soy sauce, or eats his spicy tuna rolls with just ginger. People like us need to know these things or we can’t live normal lives.

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111 Responses to ““Team Sushi”: Spain National Team Secrets”

  1. D0li says:

    Does anyone know the name of the tall strapping man on the left? You know the one who looks kind alost.. I need a new man crush and I think it will be him.

  2. LoveFootballLoveFootballPlayers says:

    I know I’m becoming so obsess but has anyone found the clip where Pique is licking his lips before the match against Germany? Is a must save to computer and play before going to sleep.

  3. prettygunner says:

    OMG. Cescy is just too adorable for his own good. LURVE U!

  4. Lisa says:

    NOOOOOOOO! Howard Webb is the referee for the final??? This is terrible news for Spain! He is a mole for Rupert Murdoch, BskyB and the Premier League. If Spain wins the World Cup it will confirm that La Liga has been the best league in the world for the last decade, what many footie fans like me have always believed. How will all those EPL commentators be able to say "… thats why the Premier League is the best in the world!" as they have been shoving down our throats for the last decade. You heard it here first Spanish Kickettes!

    • Lisa says:

      Spain are playing in their away kits as well. Sorry I know I sound crazy Kickettes but I just want Spain to win so badly! I have followed these boys for the last decade, they deserve to be world champions.

  5. kelly (gunner Girl) says:

    alonso is the fittest man alive. he has the sexest voice lol lve him so much. cesc is the spainsh god. he loves pole dancing a lot lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. sodakiss says:

    it's so funny about the last comment on Torres' way of eating Japanese food. Ironic humor:P

  7. Black Rose says:

    My dear Sex: Please stop shaving. You're ruining my fantasy. The one where you do that really naughty and dirty thing to me… Well, you know the one ;)

  8. Moni says:



  9. jess-mfc says:

    and that picture is the precise reason why cesc shouldn’t go to barca…

  10. lulu says:

    I think these guys would have a hell of a good time in Caracas.. we’ve got a “tasca” (spanish pub) that serves sushi (it’s actually called “tasca sushi”) and they play songs like the one from Chambao lol

    • lulu says:

      and we all should sign a letter to da Míster Walrus saying that he will have to pay for Cescy's botox shots because of the early wrinkling he'll suffer from all the pouting if he doesn't get to play the next game from the start!

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  12. cescyspain says:

    spain's not hot without cesc. all 25 of us were watching the match waiting for him to come on…he just looks so sad here, it breaks my heart!!

    • Rory88 says:

      I can understand your feelings! And that's why I hope he stays at Arsenal.. He wouldn't play at Barça now with Xavi and Iniesta!

  13. Amanda says:

    YAY SPAIN!!!
    Congrats! I really wanted them to win!! LOVE those boys, they’re absolutely adorable!!!

    Cheers from Brazil! :)

  14. Inés says:

    Cesc may be like that there in the NT, coz he's not silly in Arsenal. He's smart, he's the captain, the leader, the best!

  15. VeNia says:

    WE WOONNN!!!!yes yes yes yes!!!!!!thank you San Iker and thank YOU Puyol!!!!
    Vamos España!!!!!

  16. lorena $Yoyo Gaga$ says:


  17. Goosie says:

    Congrats Spain! (even though I wanted die Mannschaft to win, I’d be okay with Spain winning also.)

  18. MissAnthrope says:

    I love that Puyol scored. Sometimes he reminds me of my cocker spaniel <3

    • caitanya says:

      lol @ Miss Anthrope. I can totally see how that could be!

    • LoveFootballLoveFoot says:

      Gee thanks now I'm going to have that image in my head everytime I hear Puyol's name or see him on tv LOL Even though I'm a cat person who doesn't love dogs? Right?

  19. Hahaha, Xavi is steadily earning himself the “team snitch” title! But I love my Barça players always! :)

  20. LoveFootballLoveFoot says:

    Why are so many saying that Spain's game is boring? Seriously? Are we all watching this World Cup? I mean yes this WC hasn't been the greatest one, some games were more about waiting for the opponent to make a mistake something Germany does a lot but also plays fast and strong. I'm not spasnish nor german and I do enjoy watching their games. Until this game I was all for Germany but Spain has won my heart because they have so many good players and they are such a loving team. It doesn't hurt either that they have hotties with gorgeous faces and bodies. Pique and Xavi are my favorite. Espana vamos que tu puedes! By the way I hope the Spanish team goes easy on the sushi now that the squid pick them to win wouldn't that be good karma???

    • Mona says:

      Haha! You mean Paul the Octopus from Oberhausen. I love that the SNT gets reverential just before a big match. Anyway, they did great job! I look forward to a lot of "Hup Holland Hup" and "Va Espana!s" on Sunday :)

      • LoveFootballLoveFoot says:

        Poor thing, here I'm asking the hotties I mean Spanish team to eat less sushi that is, until poor Paul is safely guarded and in witness protection when I should have been worried about the Germans. Now there are threats against the poor thing. Learn to lose people. The players soon will get over it and I'm sure there's plenty of young ladies who are willing to take that job of making you guys smile. In the mean time lets enjoy the little time there is left of yummy international flesh that is provided for us for free by the good guys of FIFA. Too bad its only every four years.

  21. caitanya says:

    I was in a pub filled with spanish supporters–it was wonderful. I am so happy. And i am especially happy that i will be able to watch the final WC match and actually CARE about it (sorry, but i really don't care about NL or DE).

    Uruguay for third place, Netherlands for second, and Spain for first!!!

    God bless san iker (first and foremost!) and puyol's crazy awesome skills and his big head of hair!

  22. Gunner Girl says:

    Cesc u r da bst!!! PS: DNT LEEV ARSENAL!!!

  23. lorena $Yoyo Gaga$ says:


  24. julia says:

    CONGRATS SPAIN :D so happy for u boys!! and dont know if kickette have posted this video before, but its a video from the bus before the game against Germany in European championships 2008. Ramos is the DJ and basically everyone's singing and goin a bit mad. Love Alonso in the end hahaha. Such a good laugh. Love u boys!!! http://www.marca.com/2010/07/07/futbol/mundial_20…

    • tessa says:

      I’ve never seen that before! Thank you for posting it! :D

      • julia says:

        no bother :D its lush isnt it?! makes me happy to watch them :D and thats what u call team spirit, not exactly like france whatsoever. ;)

    • lulu says:

      i’ll never understand why he chose that song, i guess it’s a european thing, but watching them sing makes me so happy… ^^

    • Eebza says:

      NICE! thanks :)
      gitano takes his job pretty seriously hey… DJ and all..
      he’s like so into it!

  25. Katie says:

    Oh Cescy! Thanks for being so adorable and sweet.

  26. senora ramos says:

    count me in on the sushi team ;)

    oh, xavi, you are so silly. i love you boys, win or lose. but please win!


    • Thea says:

      I hear you Ramos! – Just got in from work and am literally so nervous I can barely contain myself!

      • senora ramos says:

        i have it up on the computer and am hiding from the bosses. have a drink for me thea b/c i really need one right now!

        • Thea says:

          Half time – and holding firm!!!!

          • senora ramos says:

            they NEED to finish better.

            • senora ramos says:

              who comes on and who goes off? i say llorente on b/c we need the height, but pedro's been good so i don't know who they'd take

              • Thea says:

                Phew!!! Got a glass of champagne to drink now – We are on our way!

                • MrsNesta says:

                  vamos espana, hahaha they did it <3<3<3 love them :)

                  • senora ramos says:

                    well hello stranger! now we need molly and trisha!! (who probably has her hands full right now!)

                    CAN Y’ALL BELIEVE IT?! 2 teams to never win will be the 1st ever euro team to win outside europe!

                    YEA PUYI!!!!! I LOVE MY BOYS. VAMOS ESPANA! and the wc final is FULL. OF. HOTNESS!!!!!!

            • Thea says:

              And they just missed a sitter!!

  27. Zlatanista says:

    YAY!!! Darling Puyi! And Pedro!! And Casillas, of course. What did i say? "Please let Pedro start", that´s what i said!! Oh this is soo goood!

    It has been a frantic day and i have been drinking some cava, so the best thing to do is to crawl to bed and dream sweet dreams about (shirtless) spanish boys.

    • caitanya says:

      pedro messed up big time :-

      • anon says:

        no he didnt. he was great. his through balls to villa and amazing runs on the right were one of the reasons spain played so well today…you're just sad, he didnt pass that final ball to torres. he played better today than torres did the entire tournament. be happy spain won.

      • ermira says:

        some tend to see only the time that Pedro fails to score but overall he played a real good game. His passes were often very good. And he's slowly climbing on the hottie ladder.

      • Zlatanista says:

        I only saw him messing up “big time ” once. Instead i saw him running, giving creative passes and a lot of energy and alternatives to the team. Just the opposite of what Torres has accomplished during this tournament (sorry Nando). So yeah, Pedro did just great!

  28. sarrible says:

    So that's why Puyol's hair is so big. It's because it's full of SECRETS.

  29. Deedz says:

    LOL. Amazing. HOPE THEY WIN TODAAAAAY. No, they WILL win today.

  30. MissAnthrope says:

    I'll share my sushi roll with the Spanish boys…whenever, wherever :D

  31. juventina says:

    LOLOLOLOL I love that Xabi takes it upon himself to tell all the secrets of the team! LOL! Cesc <3 lol

  32. Amanda says:

    Cesc just gets sexier and sexier…

  33. Linda (Gooner till I says:

    Dear Paul the Octopus, I will eat you alive !!! I'm sad. :-( I SO wanted Gemrany to win. I literally can't stand this Spanish team… I hope Netherlands destroy them.

  34. lorena $Yoyo Gaga$ says:

    VAMOS ESPANA!!! Please God PLEASE!!!! We need SHIRTLESS CELEBRATIONS !!! from Spain of course :-D

    • juventina says:

      I agree!! Let's have a mass prayer session quick before the match starts!!

    • Lee says:

      I know! It's been such a disappointment. My World Cup won't be complete without a Spanish shirtless celebration.

      • aurrie says:

        lol…i want a shirtless celebration tooo….sooo come on SPAIN!!!!!!!!!!

      • senora ramos says:

        i fully expect pics of shirtless spaniards tomorrow!

        • LoveFootballLoveFoot says:

          I saw more Germans w/out shirts than Spanish hotties. Not that I'm complaining either way we win but I did see Villa trying to exchange his jersey with some German player (couldn't think of his name thinking of someone else LOL) and the German player said not right now in the locker room perhaps? But I'm with you… Even the sad Germans look good without their shirts.

        • Lily says:

          I'm looking forward to shirtless Spaniards Sunday too.. but sigh, it's time like this that I really, really hate Iker's attachment to undershirt.

        • senora ramos says:

          i would like to know what ramos is playing at whereing these tshirts under his jersey. come on baby, show me some skin!!

    • senora ramos says:

      yes, this is what needs to happen today!!! lets all pray to san iker to keep clean sheets!

  35. smurfette says:

    Congratulations Spain.

    Absolutely not my favorite team, not in the looks department or in the likeability department, but the better team.

    They play so unspectacularly though.

    Loved the German team in the past games because it was FUN to watch them. It's not fun to watch Spain. Effective and boring.

    Nevertheless, would be great if they won the WC for the first time. They deserve it.

    • Blackwood says:


      I think Spain is way more entertaining and skillful than Germany… I think Germany's tactics are too coordinated and rigid… they may win, but they're not very engaging to watch, they don't keep the ball enough time to make those tricky passes or personal moves (except maybe Klose) that make football interesting to watch.

      Of course, everyone has different tastes, and I prefer Spain's type of playing than the classic Northern Europe scheme.

    • Linda (Gooner till I says:

      I concur.

      • J. says:

        I also love watching Spain’s version of possessing football. Tiki-taka is mesmerizing. Vamos espana!

        • smurfette says:

          skillful yes, definitely, but I also want to see some goals and that's what Germany delivered and big time at that. They are everything but rigid in their play. Spain is definitely NOT entertaining… unless you let your lower regions guide your judgement that is:-)

          It was just fun to watch the Germans and they had the much harder program.

          Anyhow that dream is over. Let Holland and Spain dream on now. They both never lifted the cup before. Looking forward to Sunday and please with some goals and not determined by tactics.

    • PepaCandela says:

      Odd…isn't then entertaining tiqui-taka exactly what Spain is known for? Weren't they the example Dunga used as the reason to boring-ify Brazil- that Spain's pretty playing never wins? This has to be the first time I've heard Spain described as boring, especially in comparison to Germany!

      • smurfette says:

        you should watch more football then!

        • Adek Fàbregas says:

          I agree with smurfette. I find watching Spain play exhausting. The match with Paraguay was boring. And when they played Chile, they were passing the ball to each other for the last quarter or ten minutes. It’s such an insult to the watching audience. It was enough to make me want to scream. The Germans on the other hand would try to score another and another like they did against Argentina; even when they were two up, they went to score a third and then in the last minute, their fourth goal.

          • Blackwood says:

            I understand your point of view, but to me just scoring goals (pretty much out of the blue, by the way) is not the key to entertaining football, even if of course, is the main requisite to win a match. I don’t measure teams by the number of goals they score, but by the quality and ingeniosity of the game. And in my opinion, Spain wins over Germany in that department.
            In this particular match, the Spanish team made the ball do whatever they wanted it to do (except maybe get into the net, of course), Germany couldn’t keep it long enough to make Casillas nervous. Their victory was well-deserved.

            • PepaCandela says:

              This is how I feel as well. I'd rather watch all the pretty passing than just a breakaway goal every now and then. Of course goals are exciting, but to say that the only way to play exciting football is to score a lot of goals seems crazy to me.

              The other games were boring because pretty much every other team they've played has parked the bus in front of their goal- the easiest way to have a chance at beating Spain. The passing for the last few minutes of the Chile game was obviously an "understanding" on the part of both teams since they were both going through. Chile didn't try to do anything either.

    • Mona says:

      Totally love the fierce/fluffy Fabregas and all the ESP players did a descent job. I was surprised at how badly Germany unraveled. Since it appears that it is a strategy of the Walrus to pass A LOT and take time, I imagine that Holland will pick up on this. Sneijder & Co. are too fired up AND they had an additional rest day. Holland is going to study ESP plays (tons of passing) and really tear them up. Sorry ESP fans.

      • senora ramos says:

        well, i like the netherlands and all, but they will not "tear up" spain. it's not like what spain has been doing is anything new that needs "studying". possession is their game (sometime to the point of me pulling my hair out and screaming take the effing shot!). i expect it to be a great, low scoring match (i know, horror of horrors :D ) i am hoping for a spain victory (obviously), but it could go either way.

  36. Sylvia15 says:

    Awwwwww Sexy Cesc running to get on the bus!! xxx

  37. michelle says:

    i would also love to know if iker is in on that "team sushi" because then i can serve him sushi samantha jones SATC style!

  38. Innocenza says:

    m0ar seekrits Xavi!!!1! Xavi is officially the player I want to interview now. My world would be rocked.

    <3 La Furia Roja.

  39. VeNia says:

    ok Xavi is kind of a gossiper i guess…hmm wonder what his little secret is??XD

  40. Isabella says:

    I'd get along perfectly with them. I love sushi haha

  41. alicia says:


    ohh they have to win todayyy

    seeing them happy makes my dayyy. and seeing them shirtless of course :)

    ahh i'd go eat sushi with the team any day! just need to learn some spanish and i'm all set to go!! hehe

  42. Lil' Red says:

    i love Xavi ;P he is just too adorable. oh, please Spain. will all your might, BEAT GERMANY TODAY! i know they can pull it through, but i still am nervous….*bites her nails*

  43. nee-0 says:

    Cesc Fabregas is a loss puppy?! how cute!

  44. Ana;) says:

    Lol xavi is such a little secret spiller! I bet he told on everyone at school lol! Still love him though :)

    hmmm cesc "over slept"!! I wander what he was really up to 'ey?

    Ohh I Love sushi too!! I wouldn't mind a sushi date with half the Spanish nt!! ;p

  45. Lisa says:

    I love Xavi! a normal self-deprecting everyman who likes to gossip about his teammates. How is this man still single? Thanks a lot Kickette, you mentioned "Sushi" and "Spain NT" in the same sentence. I'm gonna spend the next 24 hours trying to get my mind out of the gutter.

    • Lisa says:

      btw thank goodness for the third-place playoff! If Spain lose tonight (knock on wood that doesn’t happen) then at least we will get to see them and the Uruguayan hotties one last time. Ah FIFA, they don’t always get things right but after the third place playoff, women everywhere (and our loins) will be forever grateful. Forgive my skepticism ladies but I have watched enough football in my life to know a) Germany always wins (thank you Gary Lineker) and b) Spain underachieve. I pray that I am wrong on both fronts tonight.

    • Zlatanista says:

      I would marry Xavi in an instant (if a wasn´t already married :) ), but i do not think he is single. I think he has a gf named Elsa. Or am i totally misinformed? Anyway, i am so happy that they won i can´t think straight!