I don’t know if it’s good (that I’m such a big fan of La Roja) or bad (that I’m old enough to have done this) that I recognized the majority of the Spanish internationals (well, the ones that can walk without assistance and still have most of their hair) in these pictures from the RFEF of the players mingling. And I might have squealed a little bit each time I saw someone that added to the nostalgia that I’m feeling!
Here is my selection from the gallery; as you can see, for you all I’ve chosen the players you should recognize, even if you’re just a casual La Roja fan.
My favorite is the first one – Pepe and his dad Miguel!!! How cute are they??? My second favorite is the one of players that play in the province of Valencia, especially for Bruno’s shiny suit and Marcos Senna! Plus, Aritz is looking quite hot back there!
I do a “Xabi Alonso pose section™” over on the game recap (aka ICYMI) posts over on the Madrid blog, and this picture of Xabi is PERFECT for it. Look how great he looks, and how at ease he is. That’s hard. Plus, I’m liking the sweater vest. It makes me think of Xabi as a professor, and there are one or two things that I have in mind that I’d like him to teach me.