June 6th, 2008

Euro 2008: We’ll Take Spain, You?

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Hurrah, Euro 2008 starts tomorrow – bring on all that fantabulous footballing talent from Europe.  Minus England, obvs. They’ll be spending their summer tanning and shopping and all the other etcs that come with being a shite team in an international competiton.  No, we’re not bitter or weepy, thanks for asking.

It should come as no surprise that in lieu of any English talent, Kickette will officially be supporting Spain at the Euros. 

Why? Because after extensive, back breaking research we’ve determined that La Furia is the sexiest squad (after all, three out of our finest five members are Spanish): Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas, Iker Casillas, David Villa, Xabi Alonso, Miguel Torres and The Ramos (© LD). Pullease. Game over.

Who are you supporting, Kickettes? Anyone heading out to see the games in person? And most importantly, who do you think is the hottest squad in the tourny?

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109 Responses to “Euro 2008: We’ll Take Spain, You?”

  1. Sandra says:

    As part of my work at http://www.dynamitepicks.com/ , I often go to live games and I see these athletes in the raw! They are quite the Adonises we always imagine them to be :)

  2. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Still supporting Xabi, but also want to add my support to the Portugal Squad's Backside's!!!! They're all soo huge!! Never have I seen so many hugely prominant bottoms, even the little weirdy guy's ((yes, Deco and Paolo I'm talking to you)) have got great bum's!! Amazing stuff.

  3. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    Still supporting Xabi, but also want to add my support to the Portugal Squad’s Backside’s!!!! They’re all soo huge!! Never have I seen so many hugely prominant bottoms, even the little weirdy guy’s ((yes, Deco and Paolo I’m talking to you)) have got great bum’s!! Amazing stuff.

  4. Baby Freya (Mrs Arbeloa) says:

    I will most definately be supporting Spain all the way because my dearest love Torres is playing and so are the delectable Cesc, Iker, Xabi and The Ramos…well, pretty much the whole squad are irresistable!

  5. Portia says:

    I'm pulling for Spain and Portugal. Mostly because in the final I wanna see who gets more pretty boy camera time: Cristiano or Fernando? Ohh I wait for it with bated breath.

  6. Katie says:

    Im deffo supporting Spain !! They have Alonso, Fabregas what more can i say !!!!! Hope Portugal lose every game because they always happen to play us(England) and always win on penitilys !! Plus it will be fun to see Ronaldo cry :) :)!!!!!

  7. Zatil says:

    That’s absolutely right. La Furia is the hottest squad ever. And I do agree that FIFA should establish this award!:P As for my fave team,it’s obviously La Furia.:)

  8. Anja says:

    Today's game reminded me just how I adore Robert Kova? :drool: ;)

  9. Malin ("MrsFernandoTorres", if I may) says:

    Well, Spain AND Sweden when they aren’t playing each other. When they do, I guess I have to root for Sweden and drool over Nando…

  10. c9 says:

    I don't need to explain to no one on my selection, of course it's PORTUGAL all the way baby!!!! And even though I'm irritated with Mr. c9 at the moment, my reasons for liking the team are quite obvious ;) My other choices would be Italy and France, we'll see who makes it out of that group. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

  11. Danielle says:

    Poland!! due to their hot goalkeeper artur boruc! who i hve a slight obssession for :) .

  12. RedGirl (Mrs. Casill says:

    Aupa España, j*der!!! And oh what a great pic… Íker te amooooooooooooooo!! FC43, I can see someone is practicing some spanish to make the whole stalking process more effective ;-)

  13. Summer says:

    Spain!!!I love this team!

  14. LynxKitten says:

    1. Germany! 2. Spain I don't know if the finals are what my nightmares or my dreams are made of.

  15. HoneyBee says:

    YEAH-MY CROATIA WON!I'm very happy to read the support for Croatian team.I agree Anja that ROBERT KOVA? is very hot(unfortunately so is his wife-runner up at Miss World competition,they have two children).Other hotties-NIKO KRANJ?AR,VEDRAN ?ORLUKA,IGOR BUDAN,MLADEN PETRI?,IVAN RAKITI?(needs few more years to mature-19).Greetings to Huyton Princess(no,I don't get Slaven Bili? crush,but he is kind of charming),Venice and Squee for Croatia support(I apologize if I left someone out).WHERE ARE ALL THE GIRL WHO APPRECIATE ITALIAN TEAM HOTNESS?I will be glued to my TV when they play,I definitely love,love Spain.All the teams have tighter shirts and shorts this year(apparently because companies think it's tougher for opposition players to pull the shirt if it's tighter to players body).I definitely agree that Portugal players have nice bums and thighs(did anyone notice how spotty Ronaldo looks?- luckily his body still looks fabulous).GO CROATIA.

  16. Cesc's lil bird says:

    I'm supporting Spain! And I think they're the hottest team EVER…

  17. Dani,,PLQ,,MrsNiko&& says:

    im backing spain x and i have tickets to see all of their group gamesss x

  18. carly says:

    No!! Not fair, Kickette should be impartial and not support anyone officially. I'm upset now. :P

  19. Dani,,PLQ,,MrsNiko&&MrsSergio x says:

    im backing spain x and i have tickets to see all of their group gamesss x

  20. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    I will be watching the actual games too. I'm so over excited to have football back on t.v, I don't care who wins. But I'm sticking with Team Xabi. Sod the rest!!

  21. Filthygorgeous says:

    Spain will win the ‘hottest’ team award (I feel FIFA should seriously consider this as a legitimate award and the need to have a ceremony for it – complete with votes by Kickettes!). However, I think Germany will win the tournament, Holland will be runners-up and I am very confident Cristiano Ronaldo will cry at some point during the tournament either after a loss or being subbed off. After watching that god-awful Cristiano Ronaldo video with his 80′s-porn-set inspired bedroom, I’m not so fond of Portugal, despite my fondness for their menfolk e.g Quaresma. Oh right…who am I supporting…umm, I’ll do the very un-English thing of supporting France!

  22. ap says:

    spain is #1, portugal is #2…i'm rooting for spain v. portugal in the final — i don't care who wins, i just want to see these fine men running around, getting sweaty, falling on top of each other…ahhh!

  23. Malin ("MrsFernandoTorres", if I may) says:

    Well, Spain AND Sweden when they aren’t playing each other. When they do, I guess I have to root for Sweden and drool over Nando…

  24. carly says:

    No!! Not fair, Kickette should be impartial and not support anyone officially. I’m upset now. :P

  25. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    I will be watching the actual games too. I’m so over excited to have football back on t.v, I don’t care who wins. But I’m sticking with Team Xabi. Sod the rest!!

  26. justlikexabi says:

    no, deffo not spain. not with that midfield. they’ve got greatest midfielders in the world, but it’s still not working. I’ll go for Germany.

  27. Erin says:

    I too am supporting Spain, but purely out of the Liverpool connection. Torres, Alonso, Reina, Luis Garcia… My mind always focuses on the Pool! :) I will be taping all the matches and paying particular attention to those featuring Liverpool players…Dutch, Swiss, etc.

  28. sweet_dreamz says:

    THE NETHERLANDS!!!!!!

  29. Sarah says:

    Iker’s eyes are mesmerizing in that picture. Si, por favor! Muy caliente. Okay, I’m pretty much out of Spanish words. No need to ask who I’ll be supporting…ahem.

  30. fx trading says:

    only spain the best soccer team ever…

  31. Alexis says:

    Very good post with a lot of useful information

  32. I was glad Spain got it. Italy played just too ugly football.

  33. Ice Princess says:

    Spain all the way! Wouldn’t trade Iker for anybody ^.^

  34. Sara says:

    Spain.
    Bloody fine choice Kickette.
    The hotness quota makes Spain the clear favourite for me, followed by Freddie & Olof’s Sweden.
    I also second La Latino’s request for Olof and Freddie to have another major catfight, this time boys can strip naked when you next have your spat!
      wink

    Loouurvve the pic of Iker..it’s made my day!

  35. La Latino says:

    Spain! Without question.
    I agree it’s the sexiest squad BY FAR. Sweden does have the cute Freddie and Olof (perleaase lets have another Freddie and Ollie catfight!!) but with Casillas, Nando, Cesc, Xabi..it really is game, se amd match.

  36. kd says:

    as a barca lady, i have to go with spain too. also, they always underperform and break your heart just like the red sox used to do.  sport masochism runs in my blood, i guess.
    i think spain will be even better in the world cup, but it will be exciting to see how all those young stars work together.  i can’t wait to see puyol bossing them around.
    much love to my former barca boys, larsson and deco!

  37. jenner says:

    No England means Team Sweden for me! Good squad, plus Olof Mellberg, Freddie Ljungberg, Kim Kallstrom…yeah, they’re a pretty hot team…lol

  38. little pencil says:

    of course spain. too hot to resist :D

  39. iloveagger says:

    ESPANA all the way smile

  40. freddiegirl says:

    Sweden of course!  Gotta support my Freddie…;)

  41. Pink Panther says:

    Supporting Spain, of course. But I will be keeping a close eye on Sweden (Henke, Zlatan and Freddie) and France (Titi, Paddy, and Patrice).

  42. Lauren (aka Seb Larsson's future wife lo) says:

    Well, Sweden.
    Durr,
    Seb’s in the team, as well as Freddy and many other hunks.
    But mainly Seb.
    Lol.
    Spain a good choice tho, they my second.
    xxxxxxxxx

  43. Indisa says:

    Spain all the way!

  44. Jamila says:

    Spain all the way i have alway like there team i love the way they play also they have the best looking team there!!!

  45. Gina Villamelon says:

    I'm going to be supporting Spain. Of course, this is in no way ifluenced by the fact that I think they're the hottest team in it (well, maybe just a bit :P ), but I might possibly have been cheering for them anyway.

  46. emziief says:

    I want HOLLAND to win. Just because I think it would be brilliant for Edwin Van Der Sar. Brilliant goal keeps who win us the champions league aside… I want Spain to do it.

  47. The Fourth Official says:

    I suppose I'm going to be the odd woman out around here and actually watch the games for the football and not for the hot men. I'm supporting the Dutch for the surprising reason that they actually play pretty good football (something called Total Football, if anyone cares), and it's been 20 years since they won the European championship led by van Basten, their current coach. And hopefully Howard Webb will ref their games. ;-)

  48. Huyton Princess says:

    I'm with you Kickette. It's Spain all the way for me, for various reasons. Although I'll also be checking out the, um, talents of Italy and Portugal. And Croatia, because I have the weirdest crush on Slaven Bilic. Don't judge, mmkay?!

  49. one_love=cesc_fabreg says:

    finally a post that i cant resist but to post a comment!… hahahha im gonna go spanish all the way baby!!… they look good from the back to front!… not mention my hottie right in the middle of it all!!… this could only spell many many sleepless nights… *reminder to self*-get ready a whole load of caffein.. hehehe

  50. Nelly says:

    Portugal of course. Love me some Portuguese men, especially one that goes by the name of Cristiano Ronaldo.

  51. cheryl loves lamps says:

    it's spain(loadsa eyecandy) and portugal(not coz of ronaldo-eurgh) for me ….. although the england boys still have my heart

  52. Dolce says:

    Oh Spain all the way! And I have no problem admitting my support for Spain rests almost solely on the intense amount of eye candy running around on the pitch…Heck, I've already got my sick days from work saved up and ready to go!!

  53. natalie says:

    im going for spain as i was born in scotland but live in england and my family are from both countries so ive never really supported a national team, just the team with the most liverpool players in

  54. Anja says:

    As it is my national duty, I'll be supporting Poland and then cry my eyes out when we don't make it out of our group (I love my team, but let's be realistic). Then I'll probably go with Portugal, because I'm infatuated with anything Portugese (except C-Ron) and I supported them in the last Euro. When they lost, I was utterly devastated, it's weird that even though I'm not Portugese I had the worst case of post-match depression then, and it lasted a month or so. And well, back then I thought that Ricardo (the goalie) is the hottest thing I ever laid my eyes on. But I think everyone had to admit he was something special when he saved Vassell's penalty with bare hands and then scored the peno himself. Ah, memories :)

  55. Anja says:

    Emily, as Serbia didn't qualify to the Euro that would be really unexpected ;)

  56. Anja says:

    Ayy the excitement :D Danielle, you're not the only one obsessed with this blue eyed talented goalie… The looks aside, his voice makes me melt ;)

  57. Mand says:

    TFO, you're not alone – I too will be watching the football. I will however, be supporting Spain for the Liverpool connection. Of course this is likely to be just as bad as watching England due to the fact that Spain generally underachieve too!

  58. Emily (Giggsy's says:

    To be honest, with no England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or Ireland in the competition, I don't really give a flying fart who wins. Just not Italy. Or Portugal. Everyone else… meh. Spain does have a concentrated population of hot men, but it doesn't move me enough to *officially* root for them. I'll watch them 'cause a lot of them are pretty to look at, but I don't actually hope they'll win. I'd like to see someone unexpected to win: Sweden, perhaps. Or Serbia. Who specifically will I be watching for? Howard Webb. Yep, I'll be watching Euro 2008 with hopes of catching a match that Howard is reffing. :D

  59. Emily (Giggsy's says:

    Oops! Thanks for pointing out my numbskullery to me, Anja. See what happens when England isn't in a tourney? I pay very little attention to who actually will be there, as I have just proven this afternoon. :S Cheers, luv!! :D xo So, yeah… I guess I'm semi-rooting for Sweden. And of course, Howard. *blushes* :P

  60. Venice says:

    Ooooh Íker….!! Moongirl, check the fingers!

  61. Venice says:

    I'll take Iker, thank you. It's Croatia for me, of course. I'd like to see Spain come far. But I think it's safe to bet on either Germany or Italy to win. Though you know, there could always be another Greece.

  62. lose that girl says:

    I was planning on cheering on Portugal but Cris' behaviour is making me lean towards Spain instead. So if they fall over, it might be my fault for pushing them over!

  63. Pau de Silva (aka Sa says:

    judging by what?? by talent I go with Cech Republic, even when Rosicky is out by hotness I think Spain rocks jajaja so excited!!

  64. Motsdesoie says:

    Well hello there, Iker, you gorgeous, gorgeous man :D

  65. waxghost says:

    Supporting Sweden in honor of some of my ancestors. And I would go to a game in person if they would just come play in my small city here in the middle of America… but somehow I don't think that's going to happen.

  66. Fluffmitten says:

    Russia – because I'm half Russian, but with a keen eye for the pretty elsewhere ;) The Russian squad are not known for their looks but I look forward to performing a detailed re-assessment just in case! And it all starts this afternoon omgiamsoexcited!!!!!

  67. ches says:

    Yep, Spain has the sexiest squad for sure! But I'll be supporting Germany. My dear Ballack and Podolski. :)

  68. kabuki.queen says:

    I'm gonna have to go with portugal to make it to the finals at least. but spain's def got a squad of hotties :P

  69. Kiki says:

    TFO: I'm gonna watch the Euro for the football of course! ut we can't ignore the fact tha Iker Casillas is amazingly handsome! I'll be supporting Portugal because I'm half portuguese…so it's a blood thing! The beginning of Euro is so close!!!! I'm sooo looking for to see the games!!!

  70. Kiki says:

    OMG!! OMG!! OMG!! Why does he have to be sooooooo HOT ?!?!?! Love him…. Mi chico Casillas yo te amo…muy guapo!! DIOS!!!

  71. sarabee says:

    I'm going with the hotties….VIVA ESPANA! Although to be honest,with England out, its hardly the football that I will be watching ***winks***

  72. Laura Dagger says:

    Ah Kickette! loving the copyright, really made me laugh! Thank you. Do i sense you are beginning to feel The Ramos love? Obviously i will be supporting Spain, LFC connection, talent on team (footballing and aesthetical) and mostly because they are the england of continental europe so i will feel at home! Having finished uni recently and with only working a few days i plan on watching almost every game and i cant wait!

  73. Pavi (Mrs Metzelder) says:

    I'm with Sarah, the hot men are always an added bonus but I watch for the football. I'll also be watching the Switzerland team to see how Philipp Degen plays.

  74. Pavi (Mrs Metzelder) says:

    I'll be supporting Spain of course. Italy is my second favorite team. And I also think Spain has the best looking squad because of all the gorgeous men running around the pitch. I also think Italy has a pretty good looking squad with Toni and Gilardino…too bad Cannavaro won't be playing.

  75. Lucy says:

    Haha copyrighted LD! Brilliant! As the creator of the Spanish Baller Appreciation thread, I don't really think I need to state my allegiances! Oo Iker's hairy arms are nice!

  76. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    GO XABI!!! I've decided to support a player rather than a team, but in the absence of Xabi, I shall be rooting for the rest of the Spanish squad. Mainly because they're hot! I'm a simple girl. I also love how you've joined Laura's 'The Ramos' brigade, Kickette!!! Cute Iker pic too.

  77. TammyV says:

    I felt unpatriatic as I watched my belived Team USA play Spain on Weds and thought (many times actually) Holy Jesus they really the hottest team on the planet. I am torn serious torn…I want Spain for pretty reasons, like Italy in 2006 teams should be rewarded for putting together pretty squads. Spain clearly got the message and went to town with it. I want the Dutch because I LOVE THEIR SPIRIT and I want CzechRep becasue I love Petr Cech and David Rozenthal

  78. TammyV says:

    TFO – we all watch for the game. It just helps that they players are some of the prettiest boys in the world. I feel in love with the Dutch fans when they were in DC for the World Cup in 1994. God they were brilliant. Given the current striff surrounding the tem though and the group of death not sure they have a realistic shot of getting out of their group

  79. TammyV says:

    LuvLamps… that was funny So which two of Italy, France and the Netherlands is not going to make room for Romania?

  80. Squee says:

    Croatia and France for me. Croatia cos of Krancjar and I'm Pompey, France cos of Diarra AND cos I pulled France out the hat at the work's sweepstake and I'll win ?15 if they win!

  81. Johnna says:

    TFO I totally agree with you. Add the Italians to that list. Plus I absolutely cannot stand Ramos. And the Dutch play such pretty football. Also, there's that one striker that I absolutely would walk on glass for. *sighs*

  82. Johnna says:

    Ugh I can't stand the way everyone jumps all over Spain. I'll be going for the Netherlands because of my Ruud.

  83. LoveLamps says:

    Amazing buns in Portugal? I am booking my flight right now.

  84. LoveLamps says:

    TammyV, I believe France is a given to go down in the game Monday vs. Romania. Between Italy and Netherlands, I'd rather see Italy advance b/c they are simply hotter. Yes I know Netherlands plays lovely football, etc. But the Italians are simply too beautiful overall. Romania and Italy to the next round!

  85. LoveLamps says:

    ROMANIA to take it people! Adrian Mutu may not win the TTO, but Romania are going all the way! Yes I'm still drunk. Ok Romania is my first team, but after reviewing several articles and the Spanish and Italian Baller Appreciation Threads, I'm torn between Spain and Italy. At this point, I'll be watching every game I can just to see sweaty beautiful ballers. Go Mutu!

  86. FootballerChick43 - says:

    VERY amazing pic of Iker. Love, love, love, love, love. El es muy, muy bonito y yo quiero sentar mi cabeza en su pecho desnudo, mientras que gritar "MIO!" Thank God for Spanish class, eh? As for who I'll be supporting, right now its a combination of Spain and Germany (for my dear Micha, of course).

  87. The Fourth Official says:

    The problem that I have with Spain is that diving remains a consistent part of their game. A stiff breeze and four of them fall over. And the Portuguese aren’t far behind them. Unil they rid their game of that element, I will never support them.

  88. cheska_so_fierce says:

    hell to the yeah i’ll take spain. i just hope they could fight against that history of underachievement in the international stage blah blah blah. ¡gane para mí, mi sexo español dioses!

  89. dos santos girl says:

    I’ll be supporting Portugal because I looooove Figo (oh he’s still there in the crowd!) and Ricardo. And after watching Portugal-Turkey today, I’m sure everyone noticed that Portugal MAY have the tightest jerseys in the tournament. YES.

  90. Kat says:

    Seeing as there’s no England in this tournament, I might as well focus my energy towards cheering for the Czechs to succeed. Although, I am rather curious in seeing how the Italians will fare against the French on June 17th.

  91. Brandy says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Big handsome picture of the love of my life almost makes me want to root for Espana… but I just can’t do it! The Italian blood runs too deep, and besides, there are plenty of tasty vittles on my team. But oh Iker, you are oh so tempting my loyalities!!!!!

  92. Anna (Frau Manuel Neuer) says:

    i’m supporting germany and czech republic my czechs won yesterday \o/. and i hope the germans do the same today /o/. with a lahmy goal!

  93. sarabee says:

    I’m going with the hotties….VIVA ESPANA! Although to be honest,with England out, its hardly the football that I will be watching ***winks***

  94. Laura Dagger says:

    Ah Kickette! loving the copyright, really made me laugh! Thank you. Do i sense you are beginning to feel The Ramos love? Obviously i will be supporting Spain, LFC connection, talent on team (footballing and aesthetical) and mostly because they are the england of continental europe so i will feel at home! Having finished uni recently and with only working a few days i plan on watching almost every game and i cant wait!

  95. Laura Dagger says:

    Oh and not to upset you kickette but miguel torres is on his jollys in the land of rejection with raul! actually they’re both probably somewhere really nice..

  96. Pavi (Mrs Metzelder) says:

    I’m with Sarah, the hot men are always an added bonus but I watch for the football. I’ll also be watching the Switzerland team to see how Philipp Degen plays.

  97. Pavi (Mrs Metzelder) says:

    I’ll be supporting Spain of course. Italy is my second favorite team. And I also think Spain has the best looking squad because of all the gorgeous men running around the pitch. I also think Italy has a pretty good looking squad with Toni and Gilardino…too bad Cannavaro won’t be playing.

  98. Lucy says:

    Haha copyrighted LD! Brilliant! As the creator of the Spanish Baller Appreciation thread, I don’t really think I need to state my allegiances! Oo Iker’s hairy arms are nice!

  99. MrsXabiAlonso says:

    GO XABI!!! I’ve decided to support a player rather than a team, but in the absence of Xabi, I shall be rooting for the rest of the Spanish squad. Mainly because they’re hot! I’m a simple girl. I also love how you’ve joined Laura’s ‘The Ramos’ brigade, Kickette!!! Cute Iker pic too.

  100. TammyV says:

    I felt unpatriatic as I watched my belived Team USA play Spain on Weds and thought (many times actually) Holy Jesus they really the hottest team on the planet. I am torn serious torn…I want Spain for pretty reasons, like Italy in 2006 teams should be rewarded for putting together pretty squads. Spain clearly got the message and went to town with it. I want the Dutch because I LOVE THEIR SPIRIT and I want CzechRep becasue I love Petr Cech and David Rozenthal

  101. TammyV says:

    TFO – we all watch for the game. It just helps that they players are some of the prettiest boys in the world. I feel in love with the Dutch fans when they were in DC for the World Cup in 1994. God they were brilliant. Given the current striff surrounding the tem though and the group of death not sure they have a realistic shot of getting out of their group

  102. TammyV says:

    LuvLamps… that was funny So which two of Italy, France and the Netherlands is not going to make room for Romania?

  103. thee_gerrards says:

    CUMMONNNN SPAIIIN those cute scouse kids on tht euro advert r funny

  104. sarah x says:

    im going to support czech republic lol not too sure why, it seemed like a good idea at the time, and i have to agree that spain is the fittest team :D

  105. Anna says:

    Germany. Because I’m German and because of the gorgeousness that is Christoph Metzelder. :)

  106. lose that girl says:

    I was planning on cheering on Portugal but Cris’ behaviour is making me lean towards Spain instead. So if they fall over, it might be my fault for pushing them over!

  107. Pau de Silva (aka Sambu) says:

    judging by what?? by talent I go with Cech Republic, even when Rosicky is out by hotness I think Spain rocks jajaja so excited!!

  108. Laura Dagger says:

    Oh and not to upset you kickette but miguel torres is on his jollys in the land of rejection with raul! actually they’re both probably somewhere really nice..

  109. Sarah says:

    Oh no, I will most definitely be watching for the football. I’d like to see Spain win, but that doesn’t mean their matches are the only ones I’m going to watch. And the hot guy thing is just an added bonus. :)