Updated Hot Guys list

So I promised a new list of players, and I’ve finally come up with it.  There’s still 15, but there’s been some changes.  Four are gone, which means there are four new players on the list.

I’m not gonna do much more than name the players and their country.  The profiles will start going up soon.

So here it is, in alphabetical order:

  • Michael Bradley, USA
  • Fabio Cannavaro, Italy
  • Iker Casillas, Spain
  • Landon Donovan, USA
  • Cesc Fàbregas, Spain
  • Steven Gerrard, England
  • Thierry Henry, France
  • Kaká, Brazil
  • Frank Lampard, England
  • Mata, Spain
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
  • Dejan Stankovic, Serbia
  • Fernando Torres, Spain
  • Robin van Persie, Netherlands
  • David Villa, Spain

The first profile should be up later tonight.  I hope you enjoy them!!

~Suz

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England’s all dressed up

So on monday, England and Mexico played a friendly match, and honestly, I have no idea who won.  Nor do I care.  What did interest me is these pictures, taken during the game. They are of David Beckham, John Terry, and Frank Lampard all dressed up in their finest designer duds. Why were they on the sidelines all dressed up instead of on the field? No idea.  But here is hotness:

I hope you all enjoy that picture!!  I’m going to see if I can find more of that match.  Keep your fingers crossed!!

~Suz

Vanity Fair loves sexy footballers

In sexy men news, Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba are mostly naked on the June cover of Vanity Fair.  Shot by Annie Liebovitz, the soccer stars were photographed in different locations.

It appears, however, that Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy to be sharing underwear time with his rival.

It’s been rumoured that Ronaldo wants to sue Vanity Fair for using his image to promote it’s June issue.

Ronaldo, 25, became the highest-paid soccer player in the world last June when Real Madrid bought him from Manchester United for a record-breaking $130 million.

Ronaldo’s Portugal and Drogba’s Ivory Coast face each other in their World Cup openers on June 15th.

Both are part of Group G, which is considered the tournament’s Group of Death, which means tha at least one quality team won’t move on past the group stage.  Group G includes three of the world’s best teams: Brazil, Portugal, and Ivory Coast, as well as the super secretive North Korea.

The article inside is just as good, with pictures of Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o, Ghana’s Sulley Muntari, the U.S.A.’s Landon Donovan, Brazil’s Kaká and Pato, Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon, Serbia’s Dejan Stankovic, England’s Carlton Cole, and Germany’s Michael Ballack.

Now if only they would play the game dressed like this, I really feel more women would watch.  I know I wouldn’t look away!!

~Suz

Oh, how I love Noel Gallagher

So I saw this video on The Dirty Tackle and just had to share with everyone.  It is of Noel Gallagher, lead guitarist and sometimes singer of British rock band Oasis, talking about team England and team USA.

I love Oasis, and I love listening to Noel Gallagher talk.  It’s funny, because until recently, I really couldn’t make out what he was saying.  Maybe he’s sober now, which is why it’s much easier to understand.

Regardless, here he is with his predictions.

England’s just so lucky

In yet another show of how awesome their luck is, England is now suffering from the possible loss of their starting left-back, Ashley Cole.

Cole, who currently plays for Chelsea, limped off the field in the second half of Wednesday’s game.

It was revealed on Thursday that Cole has suffered a fracture of his left ankle, and will sit out for approximately the next three months.

Although he should, theoretically, be back in mid-May, that maybe too tight for England.  It would give Cole only a month and a half and a handful of games to get back into top game form.

It Cole doesn’t make it back, his under-study, Wayne Bridge may have to take his spot.  This may complicate things even more for England, as having Bridge and John Terry  in the same locker room may prove to be too much.

Terry, who had an affair with Bridge’s girlfriend, has already been stripped of his captaincy, but is still first-choice on the team.

Stephen Warnock of Aston Villa currently pushing hard to be promoted above Bridge, who has been plagued by injures and poor form at Manchester City this season.

Poor, poor England.  I may not be cheering for them, but I do hope their luck gets a little better soon!!

-Suz

Groups and match schedules

So as I’ve mentioned before, the groups stage is the first part of the World Cup competition. Teams are divided into eight groups of four teams each, and two teams from each group go on to the knockout stage.

Now, there is a method to how they pick the teams for each group, but I’m seriously lost on it. No matter where I read it, it just seems to not make sense.

Here’s what Wikipedia says about it: “Eight teams are seeded, including the hosts, with the other seeded teams selected using a formula based on the FIFA World Rankings and/or performances in recent World Cups, and drawn to separate groups. The other teams are assigned to different “pots”, usually based on geographical criteria, and teams in each pot are drawn at random to the eight groups. Since 1998, constraints have been applied to the draw to ensure that no group contains more than two European teams or more than one team from any other confederation.”

If that helps you, congratulations. You are officially smarter than me.

Anyways, I’m just gonna give you the list of groups. Each one links back the the FIFA profile on that country. Feel free to check them out.

Group A:  South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France

Group B: Argentina, Nigeria, Korea Republic (South Korea), Greece

Group C: England, USA, Algeria, Slovenia

Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana

Group E: Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon

Group F: Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia

Group G: Brazil, Korea DPR (North Korea), Côte d’Ivoire, Portugal

Group H: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile

Th matches start June 11, and will run for a month.  A list of matches can be found here on the FIFA website.

-Suz

The Terry Affair

So if you’ve been watching any kind of international sports coverage, you’ll have seen the news about England Captain John Terry being removed.  The 29-year-old Chelsea captain and midfielder has been England’s captain since August 2008.

He was removed on Friday, February 5th, a week after a married Terry lost a High Court battle to ban publication details of a four-month affair with Vanessa Perroncel, the ex-girlfriend of England teammate Wayne Bridge, and mother of Bridge’s child.

In a statement released on Friday, England coach Fabio Capello said, ““As a captain with the team, John Terry has displayed extremely positive behaviour. However, I have to take into account other considerations and what is best for all of the England squad. What is best for all of the England team has inspired my choice.”

When I first heard this story, I didn’t know why he’d been removed, only that it had been due to happenings in his personal life.  First, I was confused as to why his personal life was so important, and then dumbfounded as he was stripped of his captaincy.

Reading on the why, I can understand why the coach felt the need to remove him.  When the captain of the team has a prolonged, secret affair with another teammate’s girlfriend, it puts the entire team at odds.  If you can’t trust your captain, how can he lead you??  If you can’t trust your teammate, how can the team work as one unit??

As great a player as Terry may be, if the team is unwilling to follow him, he has no choice but to step down and allow them to follow someone they trust.  I just hope he hasn’t lost all chances at playing with the team, which is a possibility if Bridge feels he can’t play with him and the team backs him.

Rio Ferdinand, the 31-year-old Manchester United central defender has been chosen as the new captain.  Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will take over as vice captain.

I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the team can work with each other, bad feelings or no.  But I can tell you right now, if it was me, I’d have kicked his ass and had him removed.  But that’s just me.

Good luck, Terry!!  You might need it.

-Suz.