Germany, Portugal and France Work It Out

25 May

Die Mannschaft got their work out on today as did France and Portugal. Looks like more rainy day weather for the poor Germans. Mesut is smiling and so am I. Why? Miroslav Klose is back! Whoooo!

Even Jogi is giggling with glee. I’m getting so excited to watch these guys play. I really do believe that they can take it all.

One of today’s exercise was ball juggling. With their hands.  No comment except to say I have no clue as to what or why.

Sami seems happy about it but Poldi seems confused. Maybe it’s some sort of eye coordination thing? People who aren’t armchair athletes such as myself, please weigh in. What might they be practicing? I’ve seen people play keepy uppy with tennis balls plenty, but not so much this.

Portugal looks like they’re in the middle of some sort of modern interpretative dance piece set to the music of Steve Reich. El Pirata would eat that shiz up with a spoon.

And finally, lots more sleeveless Karim pictures. He’s looking very fine indeed even though France’s training gear looks like pajamas. There’s one shot of Yoann in here as well. For some reason the photogs seem to be ignoring him, which is thoughtless on their parts. What about US? What about OUR needs? More Yoann close ups, please.

And now, sadly, I have to get back to work so I can actually start enjoying my holiday weekend at some point! More later.

(Photos via Daylife)

– Lozil


16 Responses to “Germany, Portugal and France Work It Out”

  1. Jenny May 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    According to a report from Sportschau it’s a co-ordination exercise! Juggle tennis balls while passing the football along the ground!

    Jogiesque, definitely!

    • headbandsandheartbreak May 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

      Ah, well that makes sense. You would never know it from the pictures since they don’t appear to be passing the football!

  2. Anna May 25, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    is… is benz wearing a sports bra?!

    • Jenny May 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm #


      • Allison May 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

        That’s exactly what I was thinking! Sports bras?! WTF? Still looks hot though. 😉

    • headbandsandheartbreak May 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

      HAHAHA! Totally looks like he is! I wonder if he got on the Moub train? Are we going to have to name his Laverne & Shirleys now? I guess that means we need to name them Asterix and Obelix like the French cartoon characters?

      • Rose May 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

        COMMENT WIN!!!!!!

      • Jenny May 25, 2012 at 8:25 pm #


        I have nothing to add!

      • jellyace May 26, 2012 at 5:16 am #

        But…but…but… Asterix and Obelix are my names for Puyol and Pique!

  3. maisoun May 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    As someone who fights with her sports bra daily, these pics only make me want to tie Benz up in his. Why couldn’t we see him struggle to remove it? 😦 ‘twould have been hawt, hawt, hawt!

  4. Kyla Timberlake (@kylaaiko) May 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    Benzema and Ben Arfa. I love it.

    • drea May 25, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

      Me too! Reunion of the Bens. I’m hoping the photogs get more photos of Generation 87 all together.

  5. em May 26, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    Yoann can’t catch a break, can he? If they take too many pics of him, he gets resentment from his teammates. If they don’t take enough, the fan kids meltdown. But have a look at his legs. They are epic.

    • drea May 26, 2012 at 1:13 am #

      The lack of interest in Yoann is weird. Surely the photographers know he has fangirls worldwide waiting for those training pics?

      I’m just happy Ribery’s not there yet to make trouble for him. Yeah, I’ll say it: I do not like Ribery (sorry Franck fans). There’s always trouble when he comes around, and it kills me that he’s tight with Benz.

    • jellyace May 26, 2012 at 5:18 am #

      All seems to be quiet on the Yoann front (or back). Wish he’d step up, or at least hang near Benz more often.

  6. Izan May 26, 2012 at 2:15 am #

    when I saw the 1st picture..1st thing that I saw…yes,Mesut smile! Germany in very tough group…they must work hard if they want to win!

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