random La Roja assortment
Spanish magazine “Cuore” has Gerard Piqué on the cover of their latest issue, showing him waiting at the airport to pick up Shakira. But what they really want to highlight is “El Piquetón” (a play on words for “el paquetón,” which means the big bulge in a certain area…) of Piqué as he stood there waiting for his girlfriend to come out. They also helpfully and thoughtfully assure us that the picture is “100% Photoshop free” and thus completely untouched.
In the picture on the left of the pair kissing, they have Shakira saying, “a month and a half without you, kiss me!” and Piqué replying, “let’s go home, you’re going to give me an embolism.” In the big picture, Geri is saying, “don’t look at my crotch, look over there!”
“Piquetón” has become a trending topic on twitter, with comments such as “according to NASA, Mount Everest and “El Piquetón” are the only things that are clearly visible from space.”
Meanwhile, over in Valencia, several players from (the club) Valencia, including current La Roja member Juanín Mata and former national team players Joaquín Sánchez and Roberto Soldado, have taken part in a campaign to promote the club’s next game against Real Madrid. I won’t go too much into the campaign, only to say that they appear topless in it, which is why I’ve decided to post about it, despite my “no club” rule.
Watch the making of video:
The same goes for this video here (in the first minute), of Carlos Marchena celebrating Villarreal’s goal against Zaragoza by dancing the Dougie (yes, you read right, that’s Marchena, dancing and Dougie in the same sentence, and all related too!) with teammate Giuseppe Rossi. Thanks to reader Ange for the tip!
We have another one of our players who is now on twitter! I’ll admit I didn’t see this one coming, because that player is Víctor Valdés! Find his twitter here and his FB here. Maybe we should all start leaving him tweets and messages about how he should convince Pepe and Iker to join the next time they get together?
Vicente del Bosque said yesterday the decision about whether to call up Sergio Busquets for the U-21 Euro will be decided by Fernando Hierro at the end of June – hopefully before he leaves, no?
Meanwhile, the U-19 team kicked off the Porto International Tournament with a 1-1 tie against Portugal, with Paco Alcácer scoring for La Rojita. They’ll take on France today. I must say, I really like the white kits with the red and yellow accents on the shoulder, sleeve, shorts and socks!!