UPDATED Again:Before they face off: Spain & France

20 Jun

It’s always nice to start with the booty shots isn’t it? I think so. Well it’s crunch time for the last eight! Things are going to get tougher, quieter, & more serious as the tournament winds down. Spain will have a closed training tomorrow, BOO, and I don’t know how many other teams will decide to cut us off, because that is what they’re doing! Anywho, Spain & France got to doing their thang today and because the amount of both team’s photos were kind of light, you get a face off training post! Double the yums, ooh’s, aah’s, and woot woot’s.

“Yes, hello I’m the one from the storybook.”

“I like the grass a little shorter, but this will do…this time.”

Negredo is still trying out his goalie skills, bless him, his efforts are adorable but the time came for the pros to reclaim their box.  I could stand to see a few more amateurs get tangled up in the net though.

Is Sergio a mini horse since he’s chopped off the mane? Either way, he’s pretty & I’d pet him. And by pet I mean….

Just because the Sernando lurve wasn’t captured in photos, doesn’t mean it escaped the cameras! The two foxy mofos decided to make some trouble for Pepe, there’s nothing more love binding than getting together to steal someone’s ball….

Nando for the distraction & Sergio for the steal!

“Did our half naked, Sevillano bond, hug mean nothing to you Sergio?”

He just likes his hips stretched out by a bald man, ok?

L: And then he said, “This pitch is too short!” I: And then what happened??

L: He said OOF! “This pitch is too long!”


A couple of lucky fans got to meet some of the boys today and we get to see just how bright Nando’s hair is under some fluorescent lights. It’s very Village of the Damned…great & now I’ve scared myself.

I kind of want to label my bathroom ‘hammam’ now!

Arbeloa squeezed in for the second pic, I have one question though, where are his pants?

On to France! It’s crazy to see how differently the teams train, you go from the general jolliness & ring around the rosie drills with Spain to the more serious, but extremely steamy French sessions. Oui, oui!

I can’t be the only one who sees a little Jeremy Renner in Mexes, come on, who else sees it?

Bonjour Benz’s arms.

Bonjour Adil’s Rami.

I’m liking this Peeping Tom’s approach to sports photography.

So France ran.

They ran some more.

They changed directions and continued running.

And then it was time for some cuteness!

I’m so glad Benz is growing some fuzz, it means the two stripes are back! Maybe they’ll bring him some luck & he’ll get to scorin’ this weekend.

You can do it Benz!

UPDATE: I love it when things slip my mind *sigh* Lozil gave me a heads up to this article about the French NT post-Sweden loss. Apparently, the players were involved in a “heated dispute” after the match. Laurent Blanc says that it’s all good now, but I find it worrying. We all know that if the players are at odds in the dressing room, it’s going to show on the pitch. It’s too late in the game for France to crack now, I hope they come forward on Saturday and play their best.

Pics & Gifs via GFSports, onlytorres, fuckyeahsernando


9 Responses to “UPDATED Again:Before they face off: Spain & France”

  1. PMom_GA June 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    Re-asking here something I asked a few older posts ago:

    What’s up with the cast-like thingie on Navas’s right arm? Wrist or finger problem???

    • maisoun June 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

      Early on in the tournament, he injured it during training & I think he’s just kept it wrapped as a precaution. I don’t believe anything is broken or that it’s a serious issue, he can still score with it!

  2. jellyace June 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    When Navas bitchfaces, he looks like Jafar (from Aladdin).

  3. Allison June 21, 2012 at 3:04 am #

    Again, your captions are hilarious. And I also like my hips stretched by a bald man on occasion. 😉

  4. Anna June 21, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    i heard about the france ‘dispute’ as well 😦 but if everything is fine now like they say, then it’s also good that they’re not letting their frustrations build up until it starts to show on the pitch, and hopefully it will motivate them more against spain after a loss… i think this means i’ve decided i want france to win this match ?!

  5. suzanne June 21, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    i love the incorporation of xavi’s lovely bedtime story in the pics 🙂
    this match is so evil. errrr england for getting top spot. this is painful. i’m going for spain, but i feel like such a traitor for france. libations shall be in order. and i really hope benz gets a goal

  6. kfunk22 June 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    your mexes – renner observation is spot-on, maisougio!

  7. mygypsyspirit June 22, 2012 at 1:38 am #

    The height difference between Llorente and Iniesta has me giggling…

    ‘Hammam’ has always made me giggle for some reason. There are a lot of Arabic words that make me giggle (it also means bathroom in Arabic, obviously).

    Someone needs to photoshop a picture of Mexes as Hawkeye from Avengers…

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