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This video may have been floating around the internet for ages, with persistent rumors of its existence spliced into clips, but for those of us new to the Zizou and friends doing karaoke in a Turkish steam bath…well, this should either make or break your day.

Being sure the scene for this little clip is set properly, it includes…

– Some men nude, some in towels. – Steam. – A shower. – Laurent Blanc’s blurred-out man parts. – White boy dancing. – At least one world class mustache.

Do you suppose nude dancing, steam bathes and mustaches was the missing… Continue reading

At first, while rubbing the disbelief from the ol’ baby blues, it looked to read “mean” instead of “men”, which I thought to be the next evolution in the desalination of society.

Turns out it’s a lot better than that.

The story is equally ridiculous, and seemingly without “foundation”…or blush.

Feguifoot media officer David Monsuy explained to AFP: “They are saying that Genoveva Ayong Man and Salimata Simpaore are men. It was the press in Nigeria which started it, with Cameroon following afterwards.”

The accusations surfaced after the CAN in South Africa which was won by Nigeria who beat Equatorial… Continue reading

The game between France & Mexico in South Africa was notable for a number of reasons. France put in arguably the most abject performance of the tournament, including Nicolas Anelka politely telling Raymond Domenech to fluff himself, with the cherry the player strike shortly thereafter. Turns out not paying the utmost consideration to one’s duties was something of a trend that day – a Swiss doctor is in hot water for watching the game while performing abdominal surgery.

Patrice Evra gives us his reaction upon hearing the news.The name is Vincent Bettschart, and he sounds like a surgeon… Continue reading

For many, the World Cup is the most romantic of all the tournaments up to a certain point, when an elite group take over and relegate Cinderella to “thanks for the memories”. Turns out it’s not quite as romantic in the land of romantics, as 5% of those polled witnessed a relationship dissolve as a result of the tournament. (Isn’t the WC supposed to bring people together?)

The same study says 14% broke the rules at work to watch the Cup during the summer, which leads to the theory most took this survey with a boss standing directly over… Continue reading

Much like UEFA’s official match reports, FIFA’s general quotations are laden with bullshit. Sepp’s the galaxial high chief of clowndom, which has been well documented, but it trickles down the organization like some sort of maple from hell, clinging to all in a slow-moving avalanche of inevitability.

Their stance that this was the standard-bearer for all future World Cups might just fall under this effect.

Speaking after a wrap-up meeting in Johannesburg of the board of South Africa’s 2010 local organising committee (LOC) Valcke said South Africa had set ‘the bench mark for future World Cups’.

‘This was rated as… Continue reading

 

You’ve heard of Soccer Moms, but check out what South African With all due respect to the “World Cup Soccer 2010 South Africa” event, a group of South African seniors is scoring goals that far surpass any winning score.

In the language of Xitsonga, the group Vakhegula Vakhegula, which in English means “Grannies, Grannies,” is a club of approximately 40 women ranging in ages from 49 – 84 who have left the comfort zone of their assisted living environments and treatment facilities and hit the field after having formed their own soccer club to stay fit and combat disease.… Continue reading

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