Team Spain: The Latest on Team Hottie

Posted: September 3, 2008 in Soccer/Football, Sports
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So what’s the latest buzz from four of my favorite hottie in Team Spain – Euro2008 Champ and in 2010 will be next World Cup winner. Yes, mark my words, this pundit has never failed so far…

Valencia midfielder David Silva withdrew from Spain’s squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia and Armenia because of a left ankle injury following tests at a Madrid clinic. Sad news indeed but the good part is he will not be replaced according to new Spain Manager Vicente del Bosque.

Spain second big absence will be Liverpool’s Fernando Torres. After limping off in the goalless draw at Villa last Sunday, he has been withdrawn from his International duty against Bosnia and Armenia after a scan has confirmed a hamstring tear in his right leg and is expected to be out between two to three weeks. Bummer. But Rafa Benitez is positive that Torres will be out of action only for 10 days and hopefully will be fit to play in the Champions League opening at Marseille. And i pray playing againt Manchester United. But really, we dont want him force to be fit…

On the other hand, Real Madrid hopes of signing Valencia’s striker David Villa was crushed when he signed a six-year deal with his club last Wednesday, thus, rejecting Real Madrid 69.5 million dollar offer. Villa, the top scorer in Euro2008 will receive 4.4 million dollar annually making him the best paid player in Valencia’s history. I am so happy for him and his pocket although playing for Real Madrid would reunite him with San Iker and The Ramos. Well, maybe its not the right time yet.

Did you know that over 10,000 people have signed a petition calling on the European Footballer of the Year Award to be given  to Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas? Yeah, San Iker is definetly a keeper. Mayor Esteban Parro of Mostoles City where San Iker grew up in has launched an online petition a week ago and will be sent to France Football magazine which organizes in giving one of football top prize, the Ballon d’Or. Spain captain Iker has become a national hero when he saved two penalty kicks in the Euro2008 quarterfinals against Italy. It should be noted that the last keeper who won the award was Dynamo Moscow’s Lev Yashin, a Russian and that was in 1963. Last year Ballo d’Or awardee was AC Milan Brazilian midfielder Kaka. Maybe that should be another qualification that France Football should adhere – only a good, exceptional football hunk should be given the award…


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