Is This The Real Life, Is This Just Fantasy?

18 Jun

Italy Players Visit Barra de TijucaSo, if you’re ever wondering what might take pride of place in my fevered imagination, it might be a scenario like this – the Italian National Team cavorting in the waves and playing volleyball on Barra de Tijuca beach yesterday in Brazil. Forza Azzurri indeed! Special thanks to watishista bluebeta for making my day by alerting me to this fabulousness.

Oh my gracious. How perfect are they? Next time, Spain should join them and my brain would explode into a bazillion tiny pieces.

Gigi Buffon also played footy on the beach with his wife Alena and their sons Louis Thomas & David Lee in Fluminense jerseys.

Looks like everyone had a fabulous time. I could use a day at the beach myself. I wouldn’t object if this was the scenery!  (Photos via Zimbio, and siriuslygoonerific via GFSports)

– Lozil

24 Responses to “Is This The Real Life, Is This Just Fantasy?”

  1. americanmadridista June 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Now, could we get this for the Spanish National Team as well. Por favor!

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 18, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

      I’d love it! They need to get their asses to the beach!

    • cloudy June 18, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

      omg! if we have la roja do this… i can die now and i’d totally be ok with it 😀

  2. P June 18, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    That made my crappy day so so much better. Thank you!

  3. forzasusan June 18, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Grazie!! That made me quite happy! And I just heard from P and she said the same!!

  4. mariasangria June 19, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    Looks like El Shaarawy avoided the water. Didn’t want to mess up the ‘do? And La Roja should mos def follow in their beach frolicking footsteps…they should also do a Dolce & Gabbana underwear ad together. If you had to cast 5 of the Spanish NT players in that ad, who would you pick? For me, it’d be Ramos times 5 OR Cesc, Pique, Ramos, Nando and Villa.

    Oh. My. God. I’ve just drooled all over my keyboard.

    • Mehreh June 19, 2013 at 9:40 am #

      this is a great question! el ramos, pepe reina, arbeloa, nando, puyols (if we’re counting more than just the current squad – puyi is JACKED!).

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

      Hmmm, the Ramos, obvs. Nando, Arbeloa, Xabi & Chori (I want to see if he lives up to his rep!) If Xabs was unavailable, then Villa. I do love a good bitchface.

  5. maddy June 19, 2013 at 3:00 am #

    they could all use a good roast in the sun

  6. Mehreh June 19, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    how is pirlo the tannest? SES is so cute, i love that he didn’t want to get near the water to avoid messing up the hair.

    • la-la June 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

      I thought the same; bearded Pirlo fresh from his retreat high up in the Alps has the best colour of all of them. Must have a sunbed in his survivalist shelter…

  7. jellyace June 19, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    Why is my view at the beach never like this?!?

    • Mehreh June 19, 2013 at 10:57 am #

      that does it. let’s move to brazil.

      • jellyace June 20, 2013 at 10:30 am #

        Vamos a la playa!

  8. Dr Heidi June 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    Yeah, where the HELL is La Roja in all their beach attire (or preferably lack of it)??????

  9. drea June 21, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    DDR! Boner! Gigi! *sigh* If I only had one quibble, it would be that everyone is just so… pale. Too bad Borri’s been all but forgotten or he would’ve totally made these pics pop.

  10. mariasangria June 24, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    Our prayers answered…kinda. I’d prefer the WHOLE team shirtless and in the water but this will have to do…for now!

    • mariasangria June 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

      And this! Juanando! No Ramos to be found?!?!

      • headbandsandheartbreak June 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

        Thanks – I have all these pictures already. As I said before I;ll be putting them up shortly. I’ve only been home from work for about an hour and I need to eat something, etc.

        • mariasangria June 25, 2013 at 12:22 am #

          Had no doubt you had the pics. Just got super excited that our La Roja beach frolicking wishes came true 🙂 Hope you had something good to eat!

      • headbandsandheartbreak June 24, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

        PS While there is tons of Tormata pix, Sergio was there. I’ve got pictures. They’ll be up soon. Please be patient. I’m sorting through and organizing a ton of photos right now.

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

      Thanks – as I mentioned before I have all these and will be putting them up shortly. Got home from work after 9 PM. Running late on posts today.

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