October 9th, 2009

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from a twit-tipper: Dinho getting down in Paris

You can take the Brazilian out of Brazil but you can't --

Still not recalled by Dunga for his country, Ronaldinho seems to be takin' it easy during the FIFA break to wind down from his frustrating start with Milan this season.

Well, at least that's what it seems like!

However, according the the highly credible YouTube comments, this was actually a night of forbidden fun that happened before AC Milan's Champions League game against FC Zürich - where they ended up losing 0-1.

Many people wonder how Ronaldinho fell off his peak so early. He has not even hit his 30s, yet the Ballon D'Or player has been more like Ballon D'uhhhhhhhrrr in recent years :( Ugh Ronni, when will you ever learn!!!

Bros before hos!
Scudetto before Samba!

Boy can keep a beat though
and I'm not talking about the drums



Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, of Real Madrid, will be the next footballer to model underwear for Emporio Armani, in their spring-summer 2010 collection, replacing AC Milan and England footballer David Beckham, Italian sports daily La Gazetta dello Sport announced on Friday.
Originally, Armani chose "Shevchenko, then Kaká, both alluring, both footballers, both Milan players - and both fully dressed," said the paper.
When it came to modelling its line of underwear, Armani went for Beckham, on loan to Milan since 2008 and "the most beautiful of them all," who posed nude, apart from a pair of the Italian fashion house's boxers. He was also joined by his wife Victoria: both "very sensual," says the daily.
On Friday, the "most beautiful" was traded in for "another delight with the ball," Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid's 24-year-old star, the most expensive signing in history and "the most sought after man on the planet" of which his "repeated conquests and chronicles of his steamy nights" are proof, it surmises,
The news, which was leaked by sources from both the football and fashion worlds, has still not been made official. According to La Gazzeta, Ronaldo will feature on advertising billboards for Armani's younger clothes section in all of Europe's major cities as of February next year.
The advertising campaign will most likely take place in Milan, it adds, stressing that this is the first time Giorgio Armani has chosen a footballer that doesn't play for AC.
"This time it's the turn of the international media's favourite footballer; one that plays for Real Madrid, drinks champagne with Paris Hilton in Los Angeles and sails his boat around the Mediterranean," concludes La Gazzeta.
source: Eitb.com


SO. For those of you who did not know, two of the four U-20 World Cup Quarterfinals were today, Korea Republic (that's South Korea, fools can't just call themselves what we call them) v. Ghana and Italy v. Hungary. Both games finished 2-3, but Korea v. Ghana was not nearly as EPIC as Italy v. Hungary. Here's FIFA.com's write up:

The spectacle of Suez

There were four red cards, five goals, but only one winner as Hungary defeated Italy 3-2 after extra time to book a place in the semi-finals of Egypt 2009.

The game began in the most dramatic of circumstances when Matteo Gentili shoved Krisztian Nemeth in the box in the opening minute. Up stepped skipper Vladimir Koman for the resulting penalty and he sent Vincenzo Fiorillo the wrong way to give Hungary an early lead. The goal not only gave the Hungarians the best possible start, it also represented the quickest strike of Egypt 2009 so far.

Nemeth went close shortly before the quarter-hour mark when his right footed shot was clawed away by the keeper. But then the Italians stepped up a gear. Mattia Mustachio's corner was headed narrowly wide by Francesco Bini and Claudio Della Penna saw a shot which flashed dangerously across the face of the goal.

Although Hungary looked dangerous whenever forward, it was Italy who were asking all the questions in the first half. Bini went close again from another Della Penna corner and Gianvito Misuraca also forced Peter Gulacsi into a good low save. That was Misuraca's last action of the match, as he was replaced at half-time by a more physical presence in Umberto Eusepi.

Andrea Mazzarani went close with a low drive that whistled just past the post eight minutes after the break, but it was Hungary who had the best chance of the early stages of the second half. An intelligent run from Koman caught Italy unawares and he had the opportunity to shoot at goal or square it to Andras Gosztonyi. The skipper opted for the latter, but with the ball flashing across the six-yard box, Bini slid to clear in the nick of time and the danger passed.

With time ticking away and a further two attacking substitutions made by Francesco Rocca, Marco Calderoni embarked on a solo run from defence before slipping the ball to Mustacchio on the edge of the box. The two-goal hero against Italy hit a low drive which Gulacsi held at the second attempt. Hungary countered with pace and Gosztonyi forced a similar save out of Fiorillo from a similar distance.

Things went from bad to worse for Italy when Gentili hauled down Nemeth on the edge of the box and referee Oscar Ruiz produced a second yellow card to the defender with 19 minutes still to play. But while there was still one goal in it, Italy had a chance - and they took it with eight minutes of normal time remaining. Substitute Giacomo Bonaventura threaded a delightful throughball to Antonio Mazzotta in the box and the left-back finished like a centre forward.

Italy were reduced to nine men two minutes later when Francesco Bini was given a straight red card for kicking out at Koman. But the two-men numerical disadvantage did not last long as Adrian Szekeres was also dismissed for what appeared to be an elbow on Mustachio. Yet before the card was produced, the referee sent both coaches to the stands for dissent.

After a nervy period of added time, the coach blew the full-time whistle to herald that extra time was required. Despite the nine men, Bonaventura forced a world-class save from
Gulacsi and Adam Dudas had to be alert to slice Mazzarani's shot over the crossbar. In the second period, it was Hungary who were on the offensive and Marko Futacs brought a superb save out of Fiorilli with a shot from 12 yards.

In the 112th minute, Koman found Nemeth with a delightful pass and the striker made no mistake, slotting past the keeper with incredible grace. But just as the 31,000-strong crowd were drawing breath, Italy equalised in the very next minute. Bonaventura ran at the Hungary defence and unleashed a shot which flew past the keeper.

The Suez crowd, who had adopted Italy for the match could not believe it - and nether could the journalists from both countries in the media tribune. But there was still two major dramas left. A second yellow to Michelangelo Albertazzi reduced the Italians to eight men and with their defence stretched to the maximum. Hungary took advantage to silence the crowd.

A long ball was played from the right into space which Nemeth chased down. The No 9 was first to it and, once again, he showed great composure to steer the ball home. It was the final play of an enthralling contest - and one which leaves Hungary facing Ghana in the final four.

I was watching this game on ESPN360 during my Linguistics class and trying not to go nuts. bb Nemeth ftw!!!

donde esta bb Nemeth tag. srsly.