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.

Brazilian beauty and star Adriano holding a World Cup replica at Tom Jobim Airport, in Rio (Reuter/Domingos)
Ecuador's Valencia stretches during warmups in Austria (Reuters/Granja)
Tunisian midfielder Namouchi at a friendly match against Belarus, in Tunisia, on Monday (AFP/Belaid)
Portugal's Sabrosa signs autographs in Evora, Portugal (Reuters/Ribeiro)
Argentina's Cufre at a press conference in southern Italy (AP/Pecoraro)
England's Aaron Lennon, prancing on the pitch in Manchester (AFP)
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)
French star and Arsenal fixture Thierry Henry looking dapper before the game against Mexico (Reuters/Tessier)
American Oguchi Onyewu (r) moving the ball past Venezuela's Rojas, in a match in Cleveland (AFP/Maxwell)
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)
German team member Odonkor's face shot, in Sardinia (AFP/Gilliar)
Mexico's Arellano at a training session in France (Reuters/Pratta)
Saudi Arabia's football player Massad warms up in Austria (AFP/Cizek)
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)
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)
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)
England's young Theo Walcott (3rd l) participating in a fitness test with his teammates (Reuter/Keogh)
Korean player Cha during a match with Bosnia-Herzegovina (AFP/Jung)
Ghana's captain Stephen Appiah during the African Nations Cup match against Zimbabwe in Egypt (AFP)
France's Djibril Cisse after a friendly match against Denmark in Lens, France (AP/Ena)


  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.

  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.

  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 sounds good, doesn't it? About as good as he looks!

  4. Yeah another way to give a view! cool..

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  6. Muhammad, I'll definitely set up the link.

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