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Paraguay's Next Top Male Model final (ft Slovakia)

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20 Jun 2010 06:31 #396537 by Sam
To be honest, I just wanted to get in first with the thread title, after the astonishing amount of man-love that was flying around on the Italy vs Paraguay thread.

The press down here are making a lot of the fact that South America's teams have played seven matches between them and have yet to lose (5 wins, 2 draws - against the 2006 finalists).

As far as I can see Gerardo Martino hasn't announced the Paraguayan team yet, but I'm sure they'll all be dreamy. Look out for left back Claudio Morel Rodríguez, who might be playing with a point to prove - he's just heard his Boca Juniors contract won't be extended beyond the 30th of this month.

¬°Vamos Albirroja!
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20 Jun 2010 12:27 #396627 by Etienne
But how hot is he?
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20 Jun 2010 12:27 #396628 by Bruno
So have Slovakia-Paraguay given us the longest national anthem combo in the tournament?
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20 Jun 2010 12:28 #396630 by Bruno
Marek Hamsik, not hot.
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20 Jun 2010 12:29 #396631 by steveeeeeeeee
The intro to Paraguay's anthem touched me once again. They also appear to have some kind of Jah Rasta Lion on the back collar of their shirts.

And Roque Santa Cruz is HOT!

No Tacuara, *sob*
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20 Jun 2010 12:30 #396632 by Etienne
Barrios, Valdez and Santa Cruz play in an attacking (and gorgeous (except for Valdez)) trident.
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20 Jun 2010 12:30 - 20 Jun 2010 12:34 #396633 by Big Daves Gussett
I'm going for Slovakia in this one. My support is based on the following crucial factors:

1. My friend's wife is Slovakian; she's really friendly and makes a lovely potato bake thing. I'm fairly certain that's why he married her. It's mint (always good with spuds, mint).
2. About a year ago, I saw the Slovakian team milling around outside Lillywhites, looking miserable and bored.
3. The SBS commentator has just described Paraguay as 'dangerous floaters' which is a mental image I could have done without as I was digesting my dinner.
4. Their strip looks a bit like Swindon's away kit.
Last Edit: 20 Jun 2010 12:34 by Big Daves Gussett.
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20 Jun 2010 12:31 #396634 by Bruno
Emptiest stadium yet?
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20 Jun 2010 12:32 #396635 by steveeeeeeeee
Terrible turn-out for this game. County cricket-esque.
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20 Jun 2010 12:33 #396636 by Gerontophile
This is one game where I dont care who wins. Just hoping for a good game... so far so good.
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20 Jun 2010 12:33 #396637 by Bruno
John Harkes pronouncing 'Roque' like it's French.
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20 Jun 2010 12:39 #396640 by Bruno
In the looks dept., Santa Cruz and Skrtel are like matter vs. anti-matter. They should maybe not get too close to each other.
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  • A lovely sense of entropy here
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20 Jun 2010 12:48 #396643 by delicatemoth
The BBC stream has just slipped back in time about three minutes, which is not only irritating but highly unsettling.
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20 Jun 2010 12:50 - 20 Jun 2010 12:55 #396644 by Big Daves Gussett
Paraguay had the best of the opening 15 minutes, but Slovakia have twice got into good wide positions but spooned crosses out of play. European team, wearing all white, barely had a touch, surrendering possession cheaply, fucking fluffing up the basics? It's unheard of.
Last Edit: 20 Jun 2010 12:55 by Big Daves Gussett.
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  • a beautiful use of negative space
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20 Jun 2010 12:54 #396645 by diggedy derek
THis has been a great game so far, open, positive from Paraguay.
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20 Jun 2010 12:57 #396646 by Gerontophile
Excellent goal.
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20 Jun 2010 12:57 #396648 by diggedy derek
Lovely goal!
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20 Jun 2010 12:57 #396649 by Bruno
Bah.
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20 Jun 2010 12:58 #396651 by Big Daves Gussett
That's a bloody lovely finish. Thoroughly deserved.
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20 Jun 2010 12:58 #396652 by gt3
Great goal
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