Wednesday, May 31, 2006

FIFA World Cup Preview

Well, not really a preview of the games, teams and matchups in the FIFA World Cup 2006, which begins next week, but some shots of the players (hotties) going through their final stages of preparation for the world's most watched sports event.

The opening matches?

On June 9, in Munich, the host country and one of the favorites to win, Germany, faces Costa Rica, while in Gelsenkirchen, Poland faces Ecuador.

Adriano
Brazilian beauty and star Adriano holding a World Cup replica at Tom Jobim Airport, in Rio (Reuter/Domingos)
Placemarker
Ecuador's Valencia stretches during warmups in Austria (Reuters/Granja)
Namouchi
Tunisian midfielder Namouchi at a friendly match against Belarus, in Tunisia, on Monday (AFP/Belaid)
Saborosa
Portugal's Sabrosa signs autographs in Evora, Portugal (Reuters/Ribeiro)
Cufre
Argentina's Cufre at a press conference in southern Italy (AP/Pecoraro)
Lennon
England's Aaron Lennon, prancing on the pitch in Manchester (AFP)
Placemarker
The US's Eddie Johnson fights with Latvia's Oskars Klava for the ball (Reuters/Snyder)
Malouda et son equipe
Malouda of France celebrating with his teammates in a friendly game against Mexico (Reuters/Tessier)
Henry
French star and Arsenal fixture Thierry Henry looking dapper before the game against Mexico (Reuters/Tessier)
Onyewu
American Oguchi Onyewu (r) moving the ball past Venezuela's Rojas, in a match in Cleveland (AFP/Maxwell)
Seol
South Korea's Seol (at right) celebrate with his team mates after he scored a goal against Bosnia-Herzegovina during a friendly match at the Seoul World Cup stadium (Reuters/Kim)
Odonkor
German team member Odonkor's face shot, in Sardinia (AFP/Gilliar)
Arellano
Mexico's Arellano at a training session in France (Reuters/Pratta)
Massad
Saudi Arabia's football player Massad warms up in Austria (AFP/Cizek)
Santos
Japan's Brazilian-born player Santos, at a press conference in Saitama, Japan (AP/Kyodo News)
Beasley and team
United States national soccer player DaMarcus Beasley runs with his teammates during training in North Carolina (AFP/Davis)
Wallace
Costa Rica's Harold Wallace plays basketball in the pool following a sunrise workout with the national team at the Conchal beach resort near Brasalito, Costa Rica (AP/Gilbert)
Tenorio
Costa Rica's national soccer team players Paulo Wanchope (L) and Mauricio Solis stretch during a early training session in Conchal beach resort, Costa Rica (Reuters/Ulate)
Walcott
England's young Theo Walcott (3rd l) participating in a fitness test with his teammates (Reuter/Keogh)
Cha
Korean player Cha during a match with Bosnia-Herzegovina (AFP/Jung)
Appiah
Ghana's captain Stephen Appiah during the African Nations Cup match against Zimbabwe in Egypt (AFP)
Cisse
France's Djibril Cisse after a friendly match against Denmark in Lens, France (AP/Ena)

12 comments:

  1. Woooo! That was the best preview I've seen in years. Let the games begin! (And afterwards, they can play soccer.)

    I'm rooting for Trinidad. A long shot, I know, but I hope they go far.

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  2. Well, I'm excited....about the games I mean -- LOL:)
    Didn't Cisse have the blonde hair four years ago also?

    And I'd like to say "Thierry Henry". Nothing else, just...Thierry Henry.

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  3. Bernie and Reggie, thanks for dropping in. I'm rooting for Brazil, but I have T&T as my underdog team, along with Ghana. I just want to see Adriano, Ronaldo or Ronaldinho take the ball all the way up the field and pop it right into the net, turn the damn game OUT! But you know, along the way, I'll be checking out all the sights. Reggie, I think Cisse did go blond four years ago; I was most intrigued by that tattoo spreading angelically across his back! Thierry Henry...it sounds good, doesn't it? About as good as he looks!

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