Today it's group D. With dark horses Serbia lurking behind the favourites Germany and Australia…. A number of female colleagues with little interest in soccer normally have been asking about….
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For most of the globe, World Cupwhich kicks off this Thursday in Russia, is the cherry atop a bottomless sundae of football obsession, all the more delicious for its only-every-four-years exclusivity. It also boasts the oldest player in World Cup history year old captain and goalkeeper Essam El-Hadard. We went back and forth between multiple Egyptian players—truly, our job is such a drudge—before giving forward Ramadan, 21, the ultimate nod.
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Starting on June 14, billions of people around the world 3. But instead of avoiding every sports bar, outdoor restaurant, and weekend barbecue for the next month, why not find a reason to try and actually enjoy the games this summer? So now, at least, you know who to root for.
We like a man with big goals. Despite his busy career on and off the pitch, he manages to be a devoted husband and father too. The captain of the Portuguese National team has a penchant for ripping his shirt off to celebrate, an offence during game play that has caused him to be sent off of the field.
While the globe gets ever more swept up in World Cup mania, we at TheaterMania wondered why this "beautiful game" has not yet been the subject of a Broadway show. With that in mind, we compiled a list of seven of our favorite handsome, muscular, tattooed soccer players from 's World Cup in Brazil. We feel that their characters have excellent dramatic potential.