October 13th, 2008


dad update.... god dammit, micha

will you PLEASE stop hurting yourself?

Ballack a doubt for Wales clash

Germany captain Michael Ballack is an injury doubt for Wednesday night's 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifier against Wales after damaging a calf muscle, it was announced on Monday.

Ballack scored Germany's second goal in their 2-1 win over Russia on Saturday in Dortmund during their Group Four qualifier, but picked up the injury to his right calf late in the game.

He informed the German Football Federation (DFB) medical staff at noon on Monday and sat out training in Duesseldorf on Monday as a precautionary measure.

A decision on whether Ballack plays will be taken in the run-up to kick-off in Moenchengladbach, but Germany coach Joachim Loew expects his team to pick up three more points with or without their captain.

Goals by Lukas Podolski and Ballack in Dortmund put Germany 2-0 up at the half against Russia, but the spirited guests had Loew's men under intense pressure in the second 45 minutes and came close to an equaliser.

"We watched the game against Russia again on Monday to make sure we don't sit back again in the second-half," said Loew on Monday. "We want three more points, it wouldn't be good if we take three points from Russia, but then lose to Wales.

"It is our goal to take six points from the two games, so it is important we concentrate fully," he added.

A Germany scout travelled to Cardiff on Saturday to watch Wales beat Liechtenstein 2-0 at the Millennium Stadium and Loew expects a defensive display from the Welsh.

"The Welshmen play differently from the Russians," said Loew. "They are a typically British team, who prevent goal opportunities by getting men behind the ball and by being pretty robust. They will probably play a 4-5-1 system."

Frings return
Loew kept experienced Werder Bremen midfielder Torsten Frings on the bench against the Russians and hinted he may rest some players.

"Of course I can't rule out making some changes, we will look at the team in training and make a decision accordingly," said Loew. "I was impressed with Torsten's attitude and reaction when I told him he would not be playing. I have a high opinion of him, he does all he can for the team and is still an important player for us."

After Kevin Kuranyi walked out of the squad during Saturday's game against Russia, Loew said he will never pick the Schalke 04 striker again. But he still has four forwards to choose from in Miroslav Klose, Mario Gomez, Lukas Podolski and Patrick Helmes.

Germany lead Group Four on seven points with two wins and a draw, while Wales are second on six points after two wins and a defeat.

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  • c0rrine

study for your midterms puta

monday link dump

Messi out of Scotland friendly

Barcelona forward Messi was allowed to represent the South American giants at the Beijing Olympics on the condition he would not take part in any international friendly fixtures this season.
Liverpool's Xabi Alonso still keen on Juventus move

Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso says he’s still eyeing a move to Juventus even though the Italian club turned him down over the summer.
Real Madrid will sign Cristiano Ronaldo next summer

Here we go again... Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has publicly reiteratred his desire to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United next summer.

Fans had a right to boo Ashley Cole, says Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard says England fans did have the right to boo Ashley Cole following his mistake against Kazakhstan on Saturday.
Cannavaro plays down link to Napoli

Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro has pledged his future to Real Madrid despite reports linking him with a return to hometown club Napoli.
Puyol: Spain are not "Invincible"

Spain defender Carles Puyol is refusing to get carried away with his side's hugely impressive run of form, pointing out the European champions are "not invincible".
Beckham becomes England's 3rd most-capped player

David Beckham moved up to third on England's alltime appearance list when he came on as a substitute against Kazakhstan.

cupcakemafia: David Villa 01

World Sport HD

I don't know if this has been posted already (I tried checking all the posts tagged with "video" but after a few pages, my head wanted to burst). It's a World Sport HD commercial of La Liga players speaking English. Actually, it's more like a commercial of them trying to speak English. It's only a minute long and the quality isn't great, but it's pretty fantastic. SO CLICK ALREADY! Would you be more inclined if I added that SERGIO RAMOS is in the video?

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Iker Casillas llamó a la granhermana por lo de su "lío" de un año

So those of you in Spain will know all about this already, but Iker Casillas is in a bit of a scandal over a possible relationship with a contestant on Big Brother 10 who also happened to work on Real Madrid's plane for a year. They both say they are only friends, but others are saying that they are denying it because it was "just sex" and they want to protect their images.

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and btw, this is Raquel:

and this is Iker's GORGEOUS girlfriend Eva:


Querido Amigos Españoles,
¿Podéis Ayudarnos?
What else is happening? I am going mad!!!!