Confederation’s Cup Cuties

Considering there was quite a bit of baseball, golf and various forms of racing happening this weekend, I was super excited every time I sat in front of the TV and there was international soccer on both ESPN and ESPN2.

The Confederations Cup is going on in South Africa. This is a tournament that happens every four years, the year before the World Cup. It pits the previous WC Champion against the winners of the various FIFA Confederations. Wikidpedia gives us this handy chart:

Team Confederation Qualification Participation
South Africa CAF 2010 FIFA World Cup host 2nd
Italy UEFA 2006 FIFA World Cup winners 1st
United States CONCACAF 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup winners 4th
Brazil CONMEBOL Copa América 2007 winners 6th
Iraq AFC 2007 AFC Asian Cup winners 1st
Egypt CAF 2008 African Cup of Nations winners 2nd
Spain UEFA UEFA Euro 2008 winners 1st
New Zealand OFC 2008 OFC Nations Cup winners 3rd

So to celebrate , let’s check out some of the beautiful men who played the beautiful game this weekend.

We’ll start with the teams who have not advanced to the semi-finals.

First up, meet Hani Said for Egypt.

Hani Said Egypt

Next we’ve got the men of the Italian Soccer Team with an ad for Dolce & Gabbana

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L-R: Andrea Pirlo, Fabio Cannavaro, Gennaro Gattuso, Gianluca Zambrotta, Manuele Blasi

There were more than a few New Zealand boys that caught my eye. Meet Steven Old:

steven old nz

And this is Jeremy Christie

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Lastly, no look at New Zealanders is complete without a pic of them doing the Haka.

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Not sure who this is in the front, but he’s about four shades darker than anyone else on the team! Look at those pale, shirtless boys. Oily McAbs up front there is a bit too pretty for me, but I know he’ll give some of you readers sweet dreams.

Meet Iraqi goalies Mohammed Kassid (L) and Noor Sabri (R). Why yes, I do like goalies, why do you ask?

Noor Sabri and Mohammed Kassid

Now for the team advancing to the semi-finals.

I know how you readers like dirty boys, so I’m giving you Brazil goalie Julio Cesar

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When it comes to the Spanish soccer team, you know I’m going to post Fernando Torres. Plus, he (alongside teammate David Villa) is leading the tournament with three goals.

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But for the rest of you who don’t share my love, here’s Cesc Fabregas

Francesc Fabregas

The U.S. Team got in by the skin of their teeth with a 3-0 win over Egypt. I decided to go with some of the newer, lesser-known hotties of the US National Team

If you haven’t already, meet the chest and abs of Oguchi Onyewu

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Here’s Jonathan Spector

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And my new favorite, Benny Fielhaber

benny feilhaberThose eyes – that scruff (sorry boyfriend!)

And lastly, from host nation South Africa, we have Bryce Moon

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And Katlego Mphela

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I almost included goalie Bryan Baloyi, but thought my goalie fetish had gone far enough.

19 thoughts on “Confederation’s Cup Cuties

  1. Whoa, how have I not heard of Benny Fielhaber!? Hello Mr. Fielhaber! Meanwhile, people I work with are obsessed with soccer, so it’s constantly on here. How could I have missed him? I’ll definitely be watching the semis! Thanks CuteSports!

  2. i still think that Fabio Cannavaro (Italy) is the hottest ut of them all. Sweet baby Jesus! With a name like Fabio you HAVE to be hot

  3. I liked this photos, thank you for this photos, and lastly i want to say that my favourite football player is Fernando Torres.

  4. I’ve been friends with katlego Mphela since high school & he failed his matric and never ever when back to school. In so proud of him because he followed his dreams. You go boy. Show them what you made of KILLER.

  5. I’ve been friends with katlego Mphela since high school & he failed his matric and never ever went back to school. Im so proud of him because he followed his dreams. You go boy. Show them what you made of KILLER.

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