July 1st, 2010

Claudiaforniacation.

Been ages since i posted something - and something of interest.

But found something really awesome, its a interview RTL Sport did with Claudia Schattenberg (fiance of Philipp Lahm).

Looking at it, she comes across like a real honest and friendly person.
Unlike some FuFs that have become famous of late O__O.

But for some weird reason, her voiced surprised me. XDD

http://www.sport.de/cms/sport/videos.html

To find it you have to slightly scroll down the screen. :)

Can't embed it or I would, if someone wants a translation of what she says, seeing as it's all in German,
++Plus, there's a video of Thomas Mueller privat, where's there's also Lisa appreance.
+++ Sorry if this doesn't cut, I can't figure it out! *covers face*

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International Broadcast Center: Bringing the Tournament to the World



The International Broadcasting Center is... amazing. So many journalists, so many networks, so many signals, cameras, televisions, switchboards, guys running around with coffee and Steven Mcmanaman's forgotten tie. Building the IBC, pretty much out of nothing, was expensive. But from a broadcasting point of view: this world cup has gone off without a hitch -crosses fingers- so it makes the cost of building this facility was totally worth it. I mean, I would die if we had another Euro 2008 malfunction, I don't think people outside of Austria saw the second half of the semi final between Germany and Turkey, including Germany's game winning goal. i think building the IBC ((by hooking up technology and making it work)) is how ESPN managed to get Jurgen Klinsmann, Ruud Gullit, Steve McManaman, and Roberto Martinez (who is the current manager of Wigan in the BPL) and Alexi Lalas to somehow sit at the same desk, discuss matches, without ripping off each other's heads, and largely remaining completely unbias. but to be honest, ESPN is just setting up a reunion between old friends 

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Julie Foudy (former US WNT Captain, and 2-time Gold Medalist) gives GlobalGirl reporters a once in a lifetime tour of the set.
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Liverpool appoint Hodgson

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Roy Hodgson has been appointed the new manager of Liverpool FC.

The 62-year-old former Fulham, Inter Milan and Switzerland manager has agreed terms with the club on a three-year contract and becomes the 18th manager in our history.

He will be unveiled to the world's media this afternoon after overseeing the first day of pre-season training at Melwood.

Hodgson joins us from Fulham, where he guided the Cottagers to the Europa League final in May and was voted Manager of the Year by the League Managers' Association.

He exclusively told Liverpoolfc.tv: "This is the biggest job in club football and I'm honoured to be taking on the role of manager of Britain's most successful football club. I look forward to meeting the players and the supporters and getting down to work at Melwood."
source.

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Good news gunners: CESC SAYS HE MAY STAY


Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has moved to pacify growing anger at him from the Premier League club’s fans in view of a possible breakdown in a desired transfer to Barcelona by claiming that he may decide to stay at the Emirates due to his love for the Gunners.

Preparing for Spain’s quarterfinal against Paraguay in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup finals, Fabregas denied that he no longer wanted to play for Arsenal and claimed that any transfer to the Catalan giants may not happen afterall.

“I haven’t said that I will definitely leave Arsenal,” Fabregas said to The Mirror.

“Everything is possible.

“Now I have my head and my focus on the World Cup.

“I am very pride to be captain of Arsenal and I love the club and have respect for them.

“It gave me such pride to be made captain.”

Barcelona have already had a £29 million bid for the Spanish international turned down by Arsenal amidst claims from Gunners coach Arsene Wenger that the player was not for sale and that the Frenchman had no intention to even consider letting the club talisman leave, having built the squad around Fabregas for the past few seasons.

But new Barcelona president Sandro Rosell is determined to sign a marquee player to herald his term at the club and has instructed his team to hurry on a package to bring Fabregas back to the club he left as a 16-year-old.

However, Rosell also made it clear that he did not regard Fabregas as a star huge enough to command a transfer fee of £50 million and above – an amount that Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood had previously claimed would be a minimum before the Gunners would even consider opening negotiations for the player.


source: http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2010/07/01/2003805/barcelona-target-cesc-fabregas-hints-that-he-could-stay-at
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Bob Bradley and Landon Donovan on The Daily Show.


The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Landon Donovan & Bob Bradley
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June 30, 2010 - Landon Donovan & Bob Bradley.
John Oliver becomes a drunken soccer fan, while Landon Donovan and Bob Bradley discuss the World Cup.
here's the link to the full episode.

First time posting here, so I'm not sure if I tagged it correctly and whatnot. (:

Like we really needed the evidence, but yessss.

You may have heard of it, but there's this nifty blog called Why They're Hot.
Basically it takes lists of five reasons substantiated with pics and videos stating why a person is hot. Most of those featured are models or actors, but they've done a few footballers, three in the last few weeks to make the total eight.

The most recent?

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*WARNING: Lots of cursing, in particularly the F-word, and some vulgarity. Just thought I'd warn in case someone has an aversion to it or there's young-ins 'round here.

Also, this is not a list. I searched through and found all the baller ones.

Ozil hailed as world-class

Ozil hailed as world-class

June 30, 2010
 
By Soccernet staff

Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs believes Mesut Ozil has outshined even Lionel Messi at this summer's World Cup.

Mesut Ozil: A vital player for Germany
GettyImagesMesut Ozil: A vital player for Germany

Ozil, 21, has been a vital part of Germany's impressive performances in South Africa to date and has apparently attracted the attention of several top clubs around Europe.

Werder will be keen to ward off bids for the midfielder, but Allofs told Nord-west-Zeitung: "I have not seen anyone at this World Cup that has played a better ball than Mesut.

"Ozil is an incredible player, capable of coming up with remarkable plays. In short, he is a world-class player. I have not seen any more effective play in South Africa, not even from Lionel Messi."

Source

To be honest, can the two players even be compared? As Ozil seems more like a midfielder/playmaker while Messi is a winger. Anyways whatever you do, please do not read the comments of this article on the source site - There are bitter pathetic remarks from both sets of fans - Some people are saying Messi is a very selfish player and a complete ball-hog unlike Ozil while others are saying Ozil's skills are elementary/middle-class compared to Messi's. IMO they both are awesome players and the scary thing is they just might be playing together for Barcelona one day.

Fabrique

Feel free to delete if this isn't allowed.

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More important than what Germans said

MESSI WOKE UP WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE AND COULDN'T TRAIN



Coach Diego Maradona practiced today with the team that could possibly go against Germany. The line-up was: Sergio Romero; Nicolás Otamendi, Martín Demichelis, Nicolás Burdisso, Gabriel Heinze; Maxi Rodriguez, Javier Mascherano, Ángel Di María; Javier Pastore; Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuaín.

Messi wasn't included because he woke up with a Saturday Night fever, so Maradona told him to stay in bed to not put in risk his health for the upcoming match for the quarter finals.


Also, in more just as catastrophic news, Mick Jagger thought it'd be a good idea to jinx Maradona's team:

"I think they have a fantastic scoring ability, something that England didn't seem to be able to reach. After seeing [Carlos] Tévez against México, you realize how good they are; I think they're amazing."

However, he also said: "everyone thought that Spain would be the best before the Cup started. I don't know if they're that strong. Germany, on the other hand, creates some great plays. I think the Cup is completely open right now".


Luckily, Maradona was quick on it and asked the FIFA if Argentina could play wearing the white and light-blue shirt instead of the all-blue one, because Argentina has never lost against Germany in the World Cup while wearing the traditional shirt (3-2 in '86, 0-0 in '66) , while they've always been defeated with their alternative uniform (1-3 in '58, 0-1 in '90, 1-1 and lost by penalties in '06).

That way, the German team will be wearing the same black shirt they wore in the friendly match that they lost against Argentina for 1-0 in Munich with a goal by Gonzalo Higuaín.
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Azzurri Post

Italy can bounce back - Prandelli

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New Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has vowed to lead the Azzurri into a "positive" new era following their early World Cup exit in South Africa.


Prandelli officially succeeded Marcello Lippi as coach on Thursday on a four-year contract, with his first match against the Ivory Coast on 10 August.
And despite World Cup draws with Paraguay and New Zealand and a defeat by Slovakia, Prandelli is optimistic.

"I want to transform the negativity into something positive," he said.

"What has happened has happened. I hope to organise a team based on real human values. There are difficulties, but I want to start off right, with determination and the will to do well.

"I don't have any recipes at the moment, just the will to start well."


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Azzurri doing the Walk of Shame, Arriving at Fiumicino airport in Rome

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Let us never forget this flawless stunning Adonis.

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