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The world cup-the not so hot

Updated on April 7, 2013

Talented, but flawed

There is no disputing these footballers talents, some of them are the best in the world. They wouldn't be in the world cup if they didn't have talent. It's their looks that we are talking about here. I now this is shallow, but it's just for fun, and as someone once said,'any publicity is good publicity.' Now it does seem that the uglier the face the more talented the feet. However these people do have their own charms. So here are a few faces that you might see in the World cup 2010 that have been hit by the ugly stick.

Wayne Rooney

The English striker, is far from striking
The English striker, is far from striking

Wayne Rooney

The goal scoring machine that is Wayne Rooney is pure genius and as everyone knows he is challenged in the facial department. However I don't think he cares, though he doesn't get the sponsorship deals that his better looking less talented team mates get. Rooney became the youngest player to play for England when he earned his first cap in 2003 at seventeen, the same age in which he also became the youngest player to score an England goal. Now aged 24 Wayne wears the number 10 shirt and is the English team's main hope for goals. Playing as a striker he will be in high profile throughout the 2010 world cup.



José María Gutiérrez Hernández

José María Gutiérrez Hernández, known simply as Guti, is a 33 year old mid fielder playing for Spain. So even his age is against him. Though his form has not been so good of late so he might not reach the field. Which would be a shame as looking like this I am sure he could have frightened the opposition into submission. Still if he does play I am certain we could pick him out. But just in case of confusion I have labeled the photos to help us that get Guti muddled with a well known Muppet

Phillip Lahm, well known dribbler

Phillip Lahm is a 26 year old wing back that will be playing for Germany in the 2010 world cup. He is well known for his dribbling and pace and was nominated for the world player of the year in 2006 following his outstanding performance in the 2006 World Cup. He does do a lot of charity work and he has established a foundation: Philipp Lahm-Stiftung, to support underprivileged children and is also an official ambassador representing "FIFA for SOS Children's Villages".


'My career was here then it disappeared'
'My career was here then it disappeared'


It is unclear whether or not Ronaldinho will be playing with the Brazilian squad in South Africa for the 2010 world cup. The Brazillians have so much talent to choose from that Ronaldinho's genius may well be side lined. He has expressed deep interest in being there but as of yet no definite decision has been made. At 30 Ronaldinho is one of Brazil's older players but his talent will be sorely missed.

England's secret weapon

Wayne Rooney and Peter Crouch
Wayne Rooney and Peter Crouch

Peter crouch

Peter Crouch is 29 year old striker that plays for the English National team, playing upfront with Wayne Rooney he has hopes of the nation riding on his shoulders. Having said that , isn't he tall! At 6 foot seven inches he is the tallest man ever to have played for the national team. Although not having the typical footballers physique he can really play and because of this In 2007 he was the second top scorer in the Champions league only being beaten by KaKa. Peter was capped six times for England’s Under-21s and made his senior debut in a friendly against Colombia in America in 2005. He established himself as an international player in the following season, scoring six goals in one five-game spell and being chosen to start England’s first two fixtures in the 2006 World Cup. There is no denying his brilliance on the pitch. However there is one more thing that Peter Crouch will be remembered for and that is his truly unique robotic dance celebration. Yes he can dance, if you don't believe me look at the video below.

Head over heels for Crouch

If you want to see what someone has done with this image click the link above you are in for a laugh
If you want to see what someone has done with this image click the link above you are in for a laugh

England's world cup squad

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green.

Defenders: Leighton Baines, Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Michael Dawson, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock.

Midfielders: Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Tom Huddlestone, Adam Johnson, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Scott Parker, Theo Walcott, Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Forwards: Darren Bent, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney.

It's a funny old game


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    • SpiffyD profile image


      7 years ago from The Caribbean

      Good thing these guys can play.

    • attemptedhumour profile image


      7 years ago from Australia

      Peter Crouch is dating a super model the lucky, lanky, git. Rooney looks like that bald chap out of the Bash street kids. Cheers i love 'odd' hubs

    • jayjay40 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Bristol England

      A few people feel the same way about Crouch, but he's going to the world cup and he's ugly, so he's on the list

    • phoenixgbr profile image


      8 years ago

      I'm not sure Crouch deserves to be included in the list. Not a first choice forward for club let alone country

    • jayjay40 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Bristol England

      Thanks Donnacha c, I will have to have a closer look at Frank Ribley. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub

    • Donnacha C profile image

      Donnacha C 

      8 years ago from Ennis, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland

      Frank Ribery should`ve made the cut! Great blog by the way, it`s nice to have a laugh as well, sometimes football becomes far too serious....

    • jayjay40 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Bristol England

      Well Tony you might not want to comment on their hotness, but I'm sure you know ugly when you see it!!- Thanks for the comment and I'm glad you liked the info

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Well I guess I don't qualify to comment on the "hotness" or otherwise of these guys, but I enjoyed the info anyway.

      Love and peace


    • jayjay40 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Bristol England


      Yes well, Its all about yin and yang. Too much of one and.....

    • lmmartin profile image


      8 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Why do we have to have a balance -- who said? Whose rules? Some of us want to know.

    • jayjay40 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Bristol England

      Glad you enjoyed it wrenfrost, I had such a laugh putting it together.

    • wrenfrost56 profile image


      8 years ago from U.K.

      LOL! This was so funny, great pics jayjay. Not long now till the world cup.

    • jayjay40 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Bristol England

      Thanks for the comment prasetio30, I can't wait for the world cup either

    • prasetio30 profile image


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I can't wait this moment. World cup always bring a happiness for football lovers.

    • jayjay40 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Bristol England

      Thanks ladies for the comments, these guys are definitely off the boil-lol

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Are these the coldies then lol

      My choices would have been the same.

    • ladyjane1 profile image


      8 years ago from Texas

      Im not into sports and I have to admit that i have no idea who these people are but I think you did a good job researching here and expressing yourself. Cheers.

    • jayjay40 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Bristol England

      Yes I agree but you have to present balance in all things, plus have a laugh. Thanks for commenting Lynda

    • lmmartin profile image


      8 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Uh -- I think I liked the first one better.


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