Tag Archives: Confederations Cup

The Daily Drool – Confederations Cup – Italy: Christian Maggio

20 Jun

Christian MaggioRight back/winger Christian has played for Napoli since 2008. He has represented Italy at the U18, U20, U21 and senior level.

La Roja Ready to Take On Tahiti

19 Jun


Here they come! It’s almost time for La Roja’s second match of the Confeds, I just hope Tahiti provides more thrill than Uruguay did. I’m excited for the match and hoping maybe, just maybe, that Fernando gets some minutes. I want to see Nando play for Mou, so the quicker he is to score some goals, the better.

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The Daily Drool – Confederations Cup – Mexico: Francisco Rodriguez

19 Jun

Francisco Rodriguez26’3″ center back Francisco currently plays for Club America in the Mexican first division. He has represented Mexico at the U23 and senior levels.

La Roja does Rio de Janeiro

18 Jun


After the Uruguay match, Los Pretty Ones made their way to Rio de Janeiro. Sefutbol, who put together La Roja’s arrival video, are certainly on to something….or just on something. They paired the training gear clad hunks, lugging their suitcases through the airport, with some sexay music. Word to the wise, don’t spoil me, I’ll get used to it.

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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. Continue reading

The Daily Drool – Confederations Cup – Japan: Ryoichi Maeda

18 Jun

Ryoichi MAEDAStriker Ryoichi plays for Jubilo Iwata of the J. League Division 1. He has represented Japan at the U20, U23 and senior levels.

The Daily Drool – Confederations Cup – Brazil: Lucas Moura

17 Jun

lucas mouraI thought this would be a perfect time to do some Confederations Cup related Drools so get ready for a week of them. First up is Brazil’s Lucas. The attacking midfielder/winger plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He has represented Brazil at the U20, U23 and senior levels.

The Champions Are Ready & Looking Fine!

16 Jun

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Suits!!! If you think training gear has been doing it for you, these past couple of days, wait til you see the boys walking around in their perfectly fitted suits. A lot of pretty went down yesterday, check…it…OUT. Continue reading

La Roja Keeps On a-Trainin’

14 Jun
Spain's Sergio Ramos spits water during a training session ahead of the Confederations Cup, in Recife

Resisting the urge to make a comment about Sergio and….not swallowing. Oops, sorry not sorry!

Happy Confederations Cup Eve! Who’s excited? I sure am. La Roja still has one more day of preparations before their first match on Sunday. It was the same routine for today, some training, being swarmed by fans, and giving pressers…you know, the glamorous life. Continue reading

La Roja Official Pictures

14 Jun

tumblr_mod6muT53O1r3p0vko1_500La Roja had their official pictures taken, which is always a cause for dread. As a rule, these things never seem to turn out all that well. Some are not so bad and some are downright hideous.  Here’s some close ups… Continue reading