Well, there certainly is a party going on in the fan zone as everyone waits for the final to begin. I’m getting nervous and excited! Continue reading
Forward/winger Reza (nicknamed “Gucci”) plays for Charlton Athletic. Interesting story: while born in Iran, he emigrated to the Netherlands at age 8 because he was a talented violinist. Child prodigy! He has represented the Netherlands at the U16, U17, U18 & U19 levels and Iran at the senior level. He reminds me so much of Arbeloa in that picture.
Man, I am SO FREAKING JEALOUS! El Pirata and teammate Mikel Gonzalez got to swim in the big tank at the San Sebastian Aquarium. As someone who has gone all over the world to swim with the fishes, I would love to have this opportunity. I’ve swum with rays, turtles, sharks, etc. but never any sharks as big as the ones that were cruising around in that tank. What a great experience they must have had! I love how El Pirata seems to just be enjoying the hell out of San Sebastian.
Well then, do we have a little model competition going on at Real Madrid? Sergio Ramos is the new face of Hugo Boss’ #SuccessBeyondTheGame perfume campaign. The previous spokesmodel was none other than Xabi “GQMF” Alonso. Maybe they’re just adding Sergio to their, ahem, stable of star representatives? Well, if nothing else, we have some spectacular pictures and video to look forward to if they’re anything like what was produced for Xabi’s stint.
That’s how we like our boys – smiling, happy & relaxed. Especially the day before a cup final. Nothing worse than stressed and tense. Continue reading
Midfielder Jaba plays for FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. He has represented Georgia at the U17, U19, U21 and senior levels. Not only is he a big hot daddy, he’s a lifesaver – literally. In a match on March 30, 2014, Dynamo Kiev captain Oleh Husyev was knocked unconscious and swallowed his tongue. Quick thinking Jaba immediately stuck his hand down his throat and cleared his airways. He got bit for his troubles but he saved Oleh’s life. You can read about/see the dramatic rescue here. Amazing!
Today marks a somber occasion – the 25th anniversary of the tragedy at Hillsborough. Continue reading
Sergio and Marcelo trained on their own today while the rest of the squad (along with Willian José and Llorente of Castilla) worked out together. Cris, Arbeloa & Jese were absent as they worked on their recovery. (Training video) Continue reading
Cruzcampo has a new campaign called #PrestanosTuCorazon (Lend Your Heart) for the World Cup. The idea is to send in the crest from your national team uniform to create a giant flag that will go to every Spanish National Team game. Good god, do these people not realize how much kits cost?! Anyhow, more info here and you can watch Sese & several other members of La Roja in the ad. (Anyone care to translate the ad? If so, please do in the comments)
Male model-y looking defender Zach plays for MLS side FC Dallas. (He’s a tad Patrick Bateman-looking in this shot, isn’t he?) He has represented the United States at the senior level.