Sunday in Johannesburg, Spain and Netherlands will compete one last time for gorgeous glory. Odds are on Spain to take the match, but who'll take your breath away? In our ongoing celebration of athletic perfection, this is the final showdown.
As we dribble our way towards the tournament's end, we've bid farewell to many gifted men. So we'd like to take a moment of (relative) silence to honor some of those whom we've most recently had to say goodbye.
Today we've got lots of below-the-waist glory — not like that, pervs. Focus! Specifically, focus on Hendry Thomas of Honduras and Tranquillo Barnetta of Switzerland, amongst others.
Our attention spans yesterday were devoted to the complete awesomeness of Team USA's last-minute win — but there were plenty of other achievements worth noting. Take, for instance, this beautiful moment between Serbia's Dejan Stankovic and Aussie Marco Bresciano.
The U.S. just had an spectacular last-minute win over Algeria, which means we're going to the next round! But more on that later. First, in our ongoing study of the perfection of athleticism, a look back on yesterday's best moments.
In honor of Portugal's epic 7-0 beatdown of North Korea (take note, Dear Leader), today's edition of the tournament's physical highlights will be devoted to the Selecção. And you can't talk about the Selecção without talking about Cristiano Ronaldo here.
There were plenty of abs this weekend, to be sure — but there are so many other parts of the athletic form that deserve recognition. Like legs, those rippling staples of the beautiful game.