July 14th, 2010
World Cup Awards: A Tournament In Review
Alas, the 2010 edition of the World Cup (or, as we like to call it, “The Marriage of Much Man/Flesh in Motion”) is now securely fastened under our Hermes belts. The time has come to bid our final adieu with a few medals of our own.
Of all the World Cup Hottie Hunting posts we agonised over, Uruguay’s Diego Perez was the cream of the be-on-the-lookout-for crop. His rough and tumble look is this season’s new black – even when found in costume.
Photograph: KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images.
Photograph: AP Photo/Matt Dunham.
Like peanut butter & jelly, what’s Sergio without his personalised hair holder? For this tournament, he had his initials – as well as his nation’s flag – printed on his thinly sliced headgear. This practice is akin to your mum inscribing your name with marker into your underpants. By the way, we’d enjoy seeing Sra. Ramos do that.
Best Cameo, Dennis Aogo (Germany)
Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Sykes.
No one can blame Landon Donovan for making the most of soccer’s five minutes of fame in the States. Following his team’s heart-wrenching defeat to Ghana, he hit the talk show circuit in style. So what if one of the Good Morning America co-hosts incorrectly referred to his first name as “Donovan”?
Naturally, the yet-to-be-divulged secret baby mama report wasn’t part of the original publicity plan.
Photograph: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images.
Some naysayers may feel that it takes less skill to accumulate the “most” v. achieve the “best”. However, not every physio is afforded the chance to spread Yoann Gourcuff’s legs like Moses parted the Red Sea.
Habitual Highway Robbery, The Referees (FIFA)
Just ask supporters from England, USA or Mexico what grade they would give to the officials. We’d wager it would be “F” for “fail”, not “fine”.
As the country provided a safe and serene backdrop for the world’s biggest sporting event, we’ve allowed the safari and wildlife of the country to choose their favourite photo op mate. Our only exclusion was the shameless Chantelle Tagoe.
The vote was a landslide and this tiny tiger reported that Paolo Ferreira was the most generous in offering his jacket as a snack. No word if it tasted like sugary cupcakes.
Photograph:MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images.
Although his time with Liverpool FC from ’06 – ’07 was sweet and somewhat swoonworthy, there’s no doubting that this summer’s World Cup was Mark’s steamiest performance of his career. He wowed us with his silky spiked hair and deep set stare and made us blush with sunny non-smiling swagger.
Best Kiss, Iker Casillas (Spain) & Sara Carbonero (Telecinco/Spain)
Neither you nor her saw that one coming, huh?
Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images.
We can’t fanthom the aguish one feels when they’re thisclose to recognising their footy dreams. We can appreciate a man who bounces back from his WC nightmare in shirtless, face-painted style.
Stickiest Shirt, Rino Gattuso (Italy)
It’s nearly impossible for a footballer to expose his toned abs without Mother Nature’s help. Rino Gattuso is proof possible.