James Rodriguez Wins The World Cup Golden Boot!

Just realised that my World Cup crush James Rodriguez is married and they have a daughter. Such a sweet couple. Such a sweet family. Now will have to be on the look-out for another single hottie. Hehe. 🙂

Rodriguez secured the World Cup Golden Boot with six goals after full time ended in the final and the 22-year-old was filmed celebrating his win with his family. Thomas Muller and Lionel Messi who were in contention failed to catch up with his goal tally.

Watch the celebration video here:

Well done James Rodriguez! Very well-deserved! 🙂

Germany Win The World Cup With Goal By Mario Götze!

Germany won the final of the World Cup last night in dramatic fashion with a second half extra time goal from super sub 22-year-old Bayern Munich player Mario Götze!

With an assist by fellow sub 23-year-old (And my fellow 1990s’ person! Always love to see a 1990s’ person doing well!) Chelsea’s André Schürrle, Götze volleyed home one of the goals of the tournament this year with amazing skill and great composure under all that pressure and looked positively dazed by the fact that he was Germany’s hero ensuring their win of the title against Argentina, their first win as Germany as opposed to West Germany and the first win by a European team of the World Cup in South America.

 Götze said,

“It’s an unbelievable feeling. You score the goal and you don’t really know what’s happening. It hasn’t been a simple tournament, or year, for me and I owe a lot to my family and my girlfriend who always believed in me. But a dream became reality here.”

German coach Joachim Löw said,

“I said to Götze: ‘OK, show the world you are better than Messi and can decide the World Cup,’” said Löw. “I told him that. I always had a good feeling about Götze. Argentina were becoming more and more tired, but we had players who could make a difference. Götze is a miracle boy, a boy wonder. He can play any position up front. I know he’s always able to decide a match, and it was a great winner he scored. But in extra time we had the energy to move forward. We didn’t want to go to penalties. We wanted the game decided before then, and we put them under more pressure.”

 

Götze played for the under-16’s German team when they took on their Republic of Ireland counterparts in Listowel when he was 15 and gave the cross in that day for the German goal as they drew 1-1 with the Republic of Ireland that day.

Captain Philipp Lahm hoisted the trophy up for Germany following their win while goalkeeper Manuel Neuer got the best goalkeeper of the tournament but Thomas Müller missed out on the top goal scorer to Colombia’s James Rodriguez and on the best player of the tournament to Lionel Messi.

Well done Germany! Well-deserved! 🙂

 

The Top Ten Hottest Men In The 2014 World Cup!

Football fever is in full swing in Brazil and I’m enjoying the tournament massively – for two reasons! The talent and the talent darling! As well as brilliant football skill the tournament has been jam-packed with plenty of fit men for our viewing pleasure ladies and gents and I have (enjoyed) compiling a list of the ten hottest men playing in the tournament or who have played in the tournament. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy darlings! 🙂

1. Ivan Rakitic

The very beautiful Ivan Rakitic has completely stolen my heart with his gorgeousness, gorgeous smile and taking his shorts down outside the dressing-room. The 26-year-old midfielder who plays for Croatia and plays his club football currently for Sevilla FC is a stunning little blonde. Absolutely gorgeous. Sadly he left after Croatia were eliminated in Group A where Brazil and Mexico advanced to the next stage.

 

2. James Rodriguez

Colombia’s James Rodriguez is such a babe! Have you seen him in his white shirt and elegant black trousers getting off the team bus. Wow! The 22-year-old who plays his club matches for Monaco has been a revelation in Group C and we can look forward to seeing more of this stunning man as Colombia have advance into the last 16.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Potugal’s captain Cristiano Ronaldo is always a very hot attraction in any football tournament and this world cup is no exception for the 29-year-old who plays his club football at Real Madrid. Although he is not quite physically fit (get well soon Cristiano) he is certainly fit in every other way and helps hope Portugal advance so that we can see more of him in the tournament! 

4. Oscar

I have always liked Brazilian men very much! Oh yes! And Oscar is such a fit guy! The 22-year-old who plays his club football for Chelsea is looking fit in his attacking midfielder role and has progressed to the last 16 with the host nation.

5. Tim Cahill

I have had a long-term crush on the very handsome Tim Cahill from Australia. The 34-year-old former Everton star is now playing his football in America with the New York Red Bulls and this has been Tim Cahill’s last world cup. Australia went out in the group stages but who can forget his incredible goal against The Netherlands.

6. Iker Casillas

Another long-term crush in the handsome form of 33-year-old Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas! What an absolute babe! The star who plays his club football for Real Madrid also was participating in his final World Cup and went out in the group stages with former World Cup winners Spain.

7. Xavi Alonso

I am a Liverpool supporter and I have had a crush on 32-year-old Xavi since he was at Liverpool and age doesn’t seem to be hindering his beauty. Not one bit honey! Sadly Xavi, who plays his club football for Real Madrid, also went out in the group stages with current holders Spain. 

8. Lionel Messi

27-year-old Lionel Messi, who plays his club matches for Barcelona, has made it out of the group stages with Argentina. The gorgeous hunk has already scored two goals including an amazing goal against Iran to secure a win in the 96th minute. I was a bit sad for Iran though.

9. Admir Mehmedi 

Switzerland Striker Admir Mehmedi SC Freiburg has been quite good in a Swiss side that really is not performing well. The 23-year-old is as smoking red hot as his red Swiss jersey if not more so. Just such a beautiful man. Makes the Swiss team more than bearable to watch!

10. Thiago Silva

I said I liked Brazilian men and 29-year-old Thiago Silva (Who really does not look his age!) is a beaut! The star, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in terms of his club football, is through to the next phase with the host nation and aren’t we very, very glad that he is?!

 

Well hope you all enjoyed that darlings! I know I certainly did! Comment below with your favourite hotties! These guys are just my personal taste and I know there is many more hotties gracing the Brazilian pitches so let me know your thoughts! 🙂

 

 

 

The World Cup 2014!

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The World Cup 2014 is upon us once again so lads and lasses I have combined my guide to who I think will progress from the group stages and my predictions for the winners of the tournament, the top goal scorer and the Golden Boot winner. Taken place in Brazil for two weeks from Thursday it is one of my highlights of the year so prepare to be enthralled, freaking out if you have a bet and it bloody goes to penalties and enjoying with a few tins! Not every night of it of course!

 

Group A

 

Brazil

 

Cameroon

 

Croatia

 

Mexico

 

 

While I don’t buy into the whole ideology that Brazil are going to win the World Cup this year on home turf I do think they will walk their group. Croatia will put up a fight for the second spot but I think Mexico will claim the all-important second place in the group.

 

 

Group B

 

Spain

 

Netherlands

 

Chile

 

Australia

 

 

It will be a tough one between Spain and the Netherlands for the top spot but I think Spain will top the group. They are the perfect team really with so much flair and great defence. I think the Netherlands will claim the second spot in this year’s Group of Death.

 

 

Group C

 

Colombia

 

Greece

 

Cote d’Ivoire

 

Japan

 

 

I think Greece will top this group with Japan coming second. This will be a group which I predict will have very little goals in it.

 

Group D

 

Uruguay

 

Costa Rica

 

England

 

Italy

 

I think Italy will top this group. I know a lot of people are thinking Uruguay but I think it will be Italy who top the group with Uruguay second.

 

 

Group E

 

Switzerland

 

Ecuador

 

France

 

Honduras

 

 

I think France will walk this group. I’d decide on Ecuador for the second spot.

 

 

Group F

 

Argentina

 

Bosnia & Herzegovina

 

Iran

 

Nigeria

 

 

Argentina have got a pretty easy group and I think they’ll walk it beating all the teams along the way. I’d go for Iran for the second spot in a very weak group.

 

 

Group G

 

Germany

 

Portugal

 

Ghana

 

USA

I have a feeling Portugal may top this group with Germany in second though it is a dodgy group in that sense. It could just as easily go the other way with Germany winning and Portugal coming second but I can’t see it been any other qualifiers from those two.

 

Group H

 

Belgium

 

Algeria

 

Russia

 

Korean Republic

 

 

Belgium look like they will top this group with Russia coming in second. I think the Korean Republic will put it up to Russia for the second spot but I think that Russia will just eclipse them for the coveted spot.

 

 

My prediction for the overall winners:

 

I know that Brazil, Argentina and Germany are been touted as winners but I think it will be Spain. Germany seem to always fall short around the semis or so and I think a lot of the hype surrounding Brazil and Argentina is more due to their history as opposed to how they have been performing in World Cups of recent years. I think it will be a world cup win again for current holders Spain with Portugal as runners-up.

 

My prediction for top goal scorer:

 

I know that Messi and Neymar are been thought of for this accolade but I think it could be Ronaldo’s year.

 

My prediction for the Golden Boot winner:

 

I think top goal scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will become this year’s Golden Boot winner too.

The first match will begin at 9pm on Thursday between Brazil and Croatia.

In the meantime here is the fabulous mascot Fuleco who was previously unveiled by former Brazilian international Ronaldo and FIFA:

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins The Ballon d’Or!

Cristiano Ronaldo won this year's ballon d'or!

Cristiano Ronaldo won this year’s ballon d’or!

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA World Player of the Year for the second time. Ronaldo won ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or. 

Real Madrid player Ronaldo was visibly emotional as he walked onto the stage to collect his award with his little son Cristiano to receive the trophy. The last time Ronaldo won the award was in 2008.

Ronaldo was the runner-up for the Ballon d’Or to Messi in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Pele announced the winner at the ceremony which took place in Zurich and Ronaldo bowed his head and then turned to kiss his girlfriend Irina Shayk.

Upon collecting the award, the handsome footballer, who looked dapper in a black suit and white shirt combo, thanked his family, girlfriend, Real Madrid team-mates and Portugal team-mates and paid tribute to Portugal legend Eusebio, who sadly died away last week.