in case you missed it – Argentina vs. Spain
In case you missed it – Argentina vs. Spain [2010-09-07].
Well, it wasn’t the best game if you are a fan of La Roja, and especially if you’re a fan of Pepe Reina. So let’s not dwell on the game moments! Instead, we’ll shift our focus to shirtless footballers, bad hairstyles and lots and lots of abrazos!
One. Xabi was the captain – and looked every inch of it – with Iker and Xavi on the bench. Piqué, meanwhile, used an entire tube of gel in his hair before the game. Here they are during Spain’s national anthem. The bad thing about an anthem like Spain’s not having words is that you never know when it ends. It appears that the anthem was repeated twice, or close to twice before the game! Did anybody else catch that? It just went on and on.
Two. Xavi gave us a few laughs with his dance moves stretching technique before the Liechtenstein game, and during this game it was the turn of Carlos Marchena. Love the kick at the end! And David Villa really takes warming up his arms seriously! Same with Cesc and his waist.
Three. The pregame handshake thing saw a lot of hugs between former and current teammates. Here we have current Barcelona teammates Leo Messi and Geri Piqué, and former Liverpool teammates Álvaro Arbeloa and Javier Mascherano.
Four. Leo also hugged Andrés Iniesta before the game. Meanwhile, I loved the moment when their Barcelona teammate Víctor Valdés took to the field. He came in for Pepe Reina at the half, and was already on the field having warmed up. But then he had to jog back to the center sideline in order to be subbed in officially, which he thought was a bit ridiculous.
Five. The variety of hairstyles on the Argentine team – they ranged from classic hairstyles to fashion hairstyles to mullets (looking at you coach!) to sleek and smooth to no hairstyle because there isn’t any hair to curly mops to a fried mess. There were more awful hairstyles than good ones on this team.
Six. The game itself didn’t provide too many good moments, but the players did – capitán Xabi and Fernando with his tight, tight shirt – so tight I can imagine where his belly button is – helped to ease the pain a bit.
Seven. As did our bench, since some of my favorite players were there. Pedro looks like his legs were too short to reach the ground, so he had to stick them straight out. And Fernando Llorente looks like he needs more leg room. Víctor and Iker look like they shared two outfits, since Víctor’s in the blue shirt and green shorts and Iker’s in the green shirt and blue shorts.
Eight. Best part of the game was once again after the game, when shirts came off and hugs were doled out. Piqué and Andrés d’Alessandro exchanged shirts (bonus Piqué here), and Carlos Marchena hugged and talked with former Valencia teammate Éver Banega. Víctor Valdés shared a moment with club teammate Gaby Milito (wishing him a happy birthday perhaps?) and some Argentine player managed to get Xavi to take off his shirt. What a great guy.
Nine. And someone got Iker’s shirt, even though Iker didn’t play during the game. My first thought was that it was Pipita, but then I saw Esteban Cambiasso (remember, he’s a canterano and played several years with Real Madrid) wearing it. However, I think Iker ended up with Gonzalo’s shirt (and Cambiasso’s) nevertheless. Meanwhile, the screencap on the top row, right is the only glimpse of Iker from the game, and even then it was a blink and you’ll miss it moment.
Ten. Because they brought us a lot of joy yesterday, bonus La Rojita screencaps from the game against Poland, with an extra dose of Sergio Canales because (1) he’s cute, (2) he has great hair and (3) he scored the goal. Click pics to enlarge!
Juan Mata and Javi Martínez. Like Juan before him, Javi looks much younger when he’s with this team. Maybe it’s because he got a haircut?
Víctor Ruiz, Thiago, Diego Capel and Roberto Canella.
The best hair on La Rojita – Dani Parejo and Bojan.
César Azpilicueta, Ander Herrera, the goal celebration and coach Luis Milla. I included the coach because I thought his profile looks almost exactly the same as Raúl’s – they have the same nose and the same hair. FYI, they played together for a handful of years with Real Madrid in the mid-1990s.
Posted on September 8, 2010, in games, la rojita and tagged arbeloa, iker, in case you missed it, iniesta, javi, llorente, marchena, mata, pedro, piqué, valdés, villa, xabi, xavi. Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.