Meanwhile Back At The Ranch (Or Y’Know, Valdebebas) & International Duty

5 Feb

Entrenamiento (4)Aw! It looks like Chori is missing having one of his bromance partners around! So what’s a boy to do when both his men are off on international duty? Team up with the other point in that bromantic quartet, Calleti!

Entrenamiento (6)

José Rodríguez from Castilla along with Álvaro López and Rubén Sobrino from Real Madrid C joined the training. Moratam, who played for Castilla yesterday, was not on the pitch. Xabi, The Baby, Pepe and Iker are all injured and didn’t make an appearance outside.

The Ramos, Arbeloa, Coentrão, birthday boy Cristiano Ronaldo, Benz, Mesut, Sami, Lady Edith, Pipa and Angel are all off on international duty.


Their matches take place tomorrow:

Spain vs. Uruguay (Doha, Qatar)
Croatia vs. South Korea (London, England)
Sweden vs. Argentina (Solna, Sweden)
Portugal vs.  Ecuador (Guimarães, Portugal)

Raul visited La Roja at their hotel. Oh man, that must have been so exciting for them to be able to see him! Rauuuuuuuuuuuul! Here’s a picture that Sergio posted:

BCVrmZXCYAA1k-nJuan Mata posted some shots of his visit to the Aspire Academy which is also in Doha.

937d9e286f8911e2864822000a9f09cf_7Karim finally found some friends to pose with back in France – Adil Rami and Yohan Cabaye.

405686_412513832173402_1956945218_nHere’s a few pictures of the Germany squad (well, Mesut, Sami & Poldi) courtesy of Gladysc. (click the gallery pictures to see them full side)

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And Pipita had a chance to reunite with his original bromantic partner Eze Garay on national team duty. Hurrah!

BCW9E4QCcAAFDskThe Gonzalo Higuain Siempre Argentino Facebook page had quite a few pictures of our Pipa.

Cristiano celebrated his birthday with the Portuguese National Team today. I do not believe for one second he ate a piece of that cake. Maybe some frosting, but I’m guessing he eschews sugar.

Cris bdayThe Cristiano Ronaldo Lovers Facebook page had a bunch of shots of Crispy (and Fabio) from training.

Speaking of Portugal, how sweet ass are their new jerseys? Just gorgeous! Mama like!

BCCkwupCEAIz-wlMore bits and bobs in the next post. Lordy, it’s been such a busy day! I’ve been trying to get this finished for hours!

– Lozil

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8 Responses to “Meanwhile Back At The Ranch (Or Y’Know, Valdebebas) & International Duty”

  1. maisoun February 5, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    I’m a sucker for black clothes, but that is a purty jersey!

  2. Mehreh February 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    raul is just getting better with age. woof.

    my first thought when i saw that on benz’s facebook was,”SEE LOOK? HE HAS FRIENDS!”

    the portugal jerseys are too hot. i think i need one and i can’t wait to see ronaldo in the all black kit.

  3. MissLadya February 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    “Spain vs. Uruguay (Doha, Qatar)
    Croatia vs. South Korea (London, England)”

    … Bit random, isn’t it? Don’t they usually play friendlies in one of the team’s homeland?

    For MY birthday I’d have Cris roll in that cake and then I’d eat it … off him ~_^

    • Rose February 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

      The Spanish federation goes wherever the $$$ is. It’s so money-grubbingly obvious and I hate it so much cause they drag already exhausted players around the world when they don’t need to.

      • GourcuffLover February 6, 2013 at 3:47 am #

        True, I feel the same way. Then again if someone would pay me a million A MONTH! I think I would have a bit more will power!

  4. em February 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    So, I imagine that CR cut a piece of cake, licked the knife, ate a strawberry, and handed the rest of the piece to JR. Wouldn’t want to risk gaining an nano-ounce. Like Iker and the cupcakes… Wish I could be so strong.

  5. Manie February 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    I love essien! I hope we make it permanent because he has been great.

    Gah I love the new Portuguese nt away kit. So pretty.

  6. Miss_F February 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Raul! Still looking hot! 🙂

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